Thompson RugbyThe Thompson Park hometurf of the Monmouth Rugby Football Club is the setting for a special Shamrock Shuffle morning of race events on March 15, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.

You can Run your way to helping out a veteran. You can accomplish the same goal with a Walk. You can even Shuffle your way to glory, but the important thing is that you come out on Sunday, March 15, when the Monmouth Rugby Football Club hosts the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and 1 mile Kids’ Fun Run.

It’s all happening at the Club’s home field playing venue, Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft — and it all gets underway at 9 am with a registration and packet pickup session in advance of the 10 am 5K Race/Walk. Kids 12 and under can take part in the Fun Run at 11:30 am, and an award ceremony takes place at noon, with all registrants receiving a “race day swag bag.”

Then at 12:30, the St. Patrick’s Day themed after-party kicks off at the private Wilde Rover clubhouse on Shrewsbury Avenue, with live music, Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, plus raffle prizes for both kids and adults.

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001, as well as for their family members.

Deadline to sign up for the March 15 event is 11:59 pm on March 14, so take it here to register online (the first 100 Race/Walk entrants to register online will receive a Shamrock Shuffle long sleeve t-shirt). Discounted advance registration fees are $30 per entrant for the 5K ($40 on day of event), and $20 per entrant for the Fun Run ($30 on day of event). For additional details, contact Race Coordinator Colleen Dwyer at