Memorial Day Murph – CrossFit Lake Mary

Memorial Day Murph


Memorial Day Murph

We will ONLY have 1 Class on Monday May, 28th at 8:30AM!!!  

Let’s have a BIG turn out for this and support a great cause!!  Wear your CFLM shirts, if you don’t register in time to get the “Murph” Shirt! 

Please read below if you want to participate and or donate!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone. You don’t have to be a Navy SEAL (it just helps…)
WHAT IS MDM:A yearly Memorial Day Fundraiser based on a workout called “Murph” hosted at venues all over the country
WHEN:It is meant to be done on Memorial Day, however, can be done anytime the week before or after.
WHERE:Wherever you live. Many Crossfit gyms are hosting events, but it can be done anywhere you can run, do pull-ups, push-ups and squats.
WHY:To honor fallen military members with our pain and sweat, (some tears and blood too I’m sure), and to raise money for charities supporting military causes.

HOW MUCH: Registration is $35, and includes an awesome event shirt made by FORGED clothing.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO: All profits go to the charities listed. We have ZERO paid staff and little overhead (shirts, shipping and some banking fees).

“Murph” consists of the following:

1 Mile Run to start

100 Pull-ups

200 Push-ups

300 Squats

1 mile run to finish

For time: Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got body armor or a twenty pound vest, wear it.

There are many variations available, so anyone can do their own version of Murph. Do not be discouraged if you can’t do the entire workout (Not many can). The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more a little faster every year.

Click here to sign up and get your shirt OR Donate:

June 28th, 2005In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, age 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005.
Lt Murphy had a favorite workout he would do to prepare for his deployments. He was an avid Crossfitter and would make sure he wore his body armor for this workout, which he started calling “Body Armor” After his death, the crossfit community renamed it, it would now be referred to as “Murph”. A very demanding workout had just been given a name, and a soul.
A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with well over 100 enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need for help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open exposing himself to enemy fire, to use his satelite phone to request immediate support to save his team. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three team mates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severly injured himself, managed to escape where he was taken in by a local villager until he was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book titled “The Lone Survivor”For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the first service menber to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam

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A Message from the Murphy Family
” We would like to extend our thanks to all who participated in the 2011 ‘Memorial Day Murph’ named after our son Michael. ‘Murph’, which Michael originally dubbed Body Armor was a favorite workout of his. As a result of your generosity and participation, three (3) very worthy veterans charities benefited, including Michael’s own tax exempt charity, the LT Michael P Murphy USN Memorial Scholarship Foundation. As a result of the funds raised by Memorial Day Murph, the Foundation endowed and funded a continuing scholarship in Michael’s name at Penn State University, Michel’s alma mater.Memorial Day Murph 2012 will again be benefiting very worthy charities which assist veterans causes, therefore the Murphy family encourages your participation in this very worthy cause. Our family hopes that if this year’s MDM is as successful as 2011, not only will the veterans charities benefit, but also the Murphy Foundation will endow and fund a scholarship through the Special Operations Warriors Foundation in Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy’s name. We urge your participation in this very worthy cause “Memorial Day Murph 2012′ and thank you for supporting our warriors who lay everything on the line each and every day and deserve our supportDaniel J. Murphy
Our Mission – Memorial Day Murph
To annually host a Memorial Day workout done to remember our fallen military members. The workout was a favorite of Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, and is thus called “Murph”. Designed to attract a large number of participants and create a new Memorial Day tradition. It can be done within a week of Memorial Day and can be broken up to accommodate any fitness level, or set up into teams. It can be performed alone or part of a group, in a gym or track, or anywhere you can do pull-ups push-ups and run.

Click here to sign up and get your shirt OR Donate:

Thank you and we hope to see all CrossFit Lake Mary Members here Monday!