The Murph Challenge – Memorial Day

The Murph Challenge | The Murph Challenge - Memorial Day

COVID-19 Update:

We are still planning on hosting The Murph Challenge. However, due to social distancing guidelines and restrictions, we will be running smaller heats. Please follow all guidelines as well as the following:

  • All socializing before and after your heat must be done outside in the parking lot. Bring tents, chairs, etc and feel free to tailgate in a safe manner following all COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Make sure you a pre-registered for a heat. See below for details.
  • Check-in and log your results from your phone or ask coach to do it for you. Do not touch kiosk.
  • Warm-up outside, on your own beginning 10 minutes prior to your heat.
  • Upon entering the gym for your heat, wash or disinfect your hands.
  • Work with the coaches and others to find your work station and follow instructions.
  • Upon finishing, wash down your work area, pullup bar, etc. and head outside for cooldown. Again, don’t touch the kiosk.
  • Have Fun!

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 themurphchallenge.com and sign up.

Drop-Ins

If you are not a member at CrossFit Wylie, you can join us at no charge if have proof of registration from themurphcallenge.com. If you don’t register for the Murph Challenge you need to pay the $20 drop-in fee.

Veterans and Active Duty Military are Free.

Heats – Required Sign Up:

We will run groups of 22, with the first heats starting at 0800 / 0900 / 1000 sharp.
Members can sign-up for heats using Wodify starting Saturday the 23rd at 0800.
Non-Members can register for a drop-in Here.

Time Cap:

To reduce the risk of overtraining we always have a cutoff of 40 minutes for each athlete to start their 2nd mile. This means you have to start your 2nd mile run at the 40-minute mark regardless of how many reps you have completed. We don’t take this cap lightly. With over a decade of strength & conditioning experience, we know just how serious overtraining and rhabdomyolysis can be. Be smart!

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.