MonmouthRugbyThe Thompson Park home of the Monmouth Rugby Football Club is the setting for a special Shamrock Shuffle morning of race events on March 20, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Press release from Monmouth Rugby Football Club

Whether you choose to Run, Walk or Shuffle, you’ve got a golden opportunity to be part of a fundraising team effort on Sunday March 20, when the Monmouth Rugby Football Club hosts its second annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run for kids.

Hosted at the Club’s home-turf playing field — Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road — the day 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 rain-or-shine event support the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project and its range of programs, services and events. Deadline for sign-up is 11:59 pm on March 19, so take it here to register online (the first 50 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