Joppa Flats Running Club

Supporting Local Charitable Causes


Joppa Flats: Running, Racing & Volunteerism

With a mission to provide financial contributions and road race support to charities in Greater Newburyport, the Joppa Flats Running Club (JFRC) encourages its members to volunteer with charitable organizations within the running community.

The JRFC’s main event is the annual Newburyport-Maudslay Turkey Trot 5k Trail Race. A tradition that started in 1989, the Turkey Trot takes place each year on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds are donated to the Pettengill House, Opportunity Works and Our Neighborhood Table.

And with many nonprofits hosting road races as fundraisers, the JFRC also provides road support including race timing and finish line aid at these events, saving local charities thousands.

Joppa Flats Running Club

PO Box 502, Newburyport, MA 01950

Trav’s Trail Run – 3 Mile Cross Country Race. All proceeds benefit The Travis Elliot Landreth Memorial Fund

Maudslay Turkey Trot – 3.1 Miles X-Country Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day


Newburyport Events Coverage
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Enjoy stories about upcoming and past events in Newburyport and surrounding towns. Make sure to download the "Newburyport" App for a direct link to the Newburyport Events Calendar.

Upcoming Newburyport Events

Newburyport Lantern Festival, Newburyport MA

Newburyport Lantern Festival Supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness

The 2024 Newburyport Lantern Festival, will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the Bartlet Mall, Frog Pond in support of GNOCA, Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness. This special event starts

Newburyport Pride Event with Governor Maura Healey

Newburyport Pride Celebration – North Shore Pride Month Events

Newburyport Pride will feature a series of events starting on Wednesday, May 29th in addition to the Newburyport Pride Art Exhibit at the Peg Center for the Arts, a great

Plum Island Light House, Newburyport MA

Plum Island Light House the Newburyport Harbor Light

Tour the Plum Island Light House: May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 7th or September 28th. The Plum Island Light was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the US, helping guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.

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Art on Bartlet Mall – The Premier Yankee Homecoming Art Show

Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall 2024, Saturday July 27th and Sunday the 28th from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond

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High School Battle of the Bands – Yankee Homecoming

Each year top local high school student bands and vocalists compete in the annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands. Mark your calendar for 6 pm, Saturday, July 29th on Waterfront Stage.

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US Coast Guard Open House – A Yankee Homecoming Historic Tour

Whether you have a little Coast Guard in training at home, or you would like to meet the men and women that protect our city, the US Coast Guard Open

Cruisin' the 50's Classic Car Show, Newburyport, MA

Cruisin’ the 50’s Car Show – A Premier Classic Cars Event

Come see classic Cars from all over New England that will drive you wild! Cruisin’ to the 50’s is an annual display of antique cars throughout the streets of Historic Newburyport, MA. The 2024 Cruisin’ the 50’s car show is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th from 5-8 pm.

Past Newburyport Events

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Newburyport Garden Tour Hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury

The 2024 Newburyport Garden Tour hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury, will take place on June 8th & 9th from 10 am – 4 pm. If you have an

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Spring Fest – Newburyport’s Annual Spring Festival

Newburyport’s Spring Fest 2024, is annual spring festival guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Stroll the streets of our coastal North Shore city on May 25th and May 26th from

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Rescue a Pup & Shop for a Cause at The Black Dog Adoption Events

Meet your new Best friend at the Newburyport Black Dog Adoption Event on Saturday, March 9th from 11-3 pm. Please note that dogs may arrive at different times during this

New Year's Eve 2022 Newburyport

Newburyport VIP New Year’s Eve Parties & Dinner Recommendations

Looking for New Year’s Eve fun in Greater Newburyport? From countdowns to dining experiences, there are plenty of options to ring in the New Year—VIP Style! Whether your looking to dress up for a formal party, join friends at your favorite local bar or enjoy a relaxing early dinner, Newburyport VIP has plenty of New Year’s Eve suggestions!

Sea Festival of Trees Ocean Views, Salisbury Beach MA

Sea Festival of Trees 2023 – Winter Wonderland at Blue Ocean, Salisbury

The 2023 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Friday, November 17th. 

Seaside Ice, Salisbury MA

Seaside Ice at the Sea Festival of Trees

Seaside Ice, hosted each year during the annual Sea Festival of Trees is a great choice if your looking for fun, affordable family activities during the holiday season. The ice skating rink is located inside of the Blue Ocean Event Center on the 2nd floor amongst the beautifully decorated Christmas trees. 

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Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

33rd Annual Maudslay Turkey Trot – Joppa Flatts Lace-up those running shoes and begin Thanksgiving Day running in one of Massachusetts most picturesque state parks. Run or walk this 3.1

Lions Club Thanksgiving Meal, Newburyport

Newburyport Lions Club Will Deliver 600 Thanksgiving Meals

For 2023, the Newburyport Lions Club  will deliver many  Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting the annual Lions Club Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center. The Lions

Black Friday, Newburyport

Black Friday Sales 2023- Thank You for Shopping Local!

Kick off Black Friday by Shopping Local in support of our Greater Newburyport retailers on Friday, November 24th! Many local businesses are running Black Friday Sales in order to incent

Small Business Saturday, Keep It Local, Newburyport

Small Business Saturday 2023 – Shop Newburyport – Keep it Local

Small Business Saturday 2023 falls on Saturday 11/25 and is the perfect time to show your loyalty to Shopping Local! Imagine the positive impact for our local small business community

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Newburyport Holiday House Tour Supporting the AJH Aid Association

The 2023 Newburyport Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser supporting the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is this Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 4pm. Purchase tickets on-line or in-person at the Anna

holiday floral classes and events, Georgetown MA

Nunan’s Holiday Events and Floral Classes – Tradition for Family & Friends

Mark your calendar for the many wonderful holiday events and floral classes at Nunan’s and Cafe Sarina during November and December. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is one of the largest

Early Education Fair, Newburyport

Newburyport Early Education Fair – Hosted Annually by NYS

Choosing a daycare or school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task, but Newburyport Youth Services is making it easier for families with their upcoming annual Early Education

Beach Dog Daycare Halloween Costume Contest, Newburyport

Beach Dog Halloween Costume Contest – Vote for Top Dogs!

The 2023 Top Dog Halloween Costume Contest is one of the most highly anticipated Halloween events of the season featuring many very creative costumes, showcased by some of the coolest

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Newburyport Haunted House – Visit 13 Tilton Street if You Dare!

If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, look no further than the home of local Newburyport residents, the Pages, at 13 Tilton Street. With hundreds of spooky

Downtown Trick or Treat, Newburyport Trick or Treat

Downtown Trick or Treat: A Newburyport Spooktacular Tradition

Downtown Trick or Treat is an exciting annual event that transforms the city of Newburyport into a Halloween wonderland. From 4 to 5 pm on Friday, October 27th, 2023, the

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NEF Lighthouse Auction Funding Critical Educational Initiatives

The 2023 annual NEF Lighthouse Auction will be held at the Newburyport City Hall Auditorium. The auction is on Saturday November, 11th from 6-9:30 pm. This annual event raises over $100,000

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Veterans Day Commemorations and Parade 2023

Newburyport will honor veterans and their families at the annual Veterans Day Commemorations on Saturday, November 11th. Residents and visitors are invited to join honored guests for a ceremony and