The Murph Challenge – Memorial Day

The Murph Challenge | The Murph Challenge - Memorial Day

Murph – The Man

A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT.Lt. Michael P. Murphy | The Murph Challenge - Memorial Day Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need of help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open ground, to use his satellite phone, exposing himself to enemy fire. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call.

They continued fighting until Lt Murphy and two of his three teammates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape and was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book and movie titled “The Lone Survivor”.

For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.

The Murph Challenge – Memorial Day

Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. At CrossFit Wylie, we have a tradition of supporting The Murph Challenge by completing “Murph” the workout on Memorial Day.

“Murph” – The Workout

Get Involved

CrossFit Wylie Members are encouraged (but not required) to register, but you do get a cool shirt and the money goes to a great cause. To register for The Murph Challenge or donate visit and sign up.


If you are not a member at CrossFit Wylie, you have to sign up ahead of time. You must also either bring proof of registration from or pay a $20 drop-in fee.

Veterans and Active Duty Military are Free.

Heats – Required Sign Up:

We will run groups of 30 starting at 0900, and 0945. Wodify Heat Signups will be available starting Wednesday the 22nd at 10AM. Non-Members can register for a drop-in Here

DON’T BE DISCOURAGED if you can’t do the entire workout, not many can. Anyone can do their own version of “Murph” (1/2 Murph or even 1/4 Murph). The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more each year.

Beginners or non-members of unconfirmed experience level will be scaled or partnered accordingly by Crossfit Wylie coaches.