Each year for Memorial Day we host an Event at CrossFit Thermal called “Murph”. Murph is a Hero workout, performed in the honor of Lt. Michael P Murphy, who was killed in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan in 2005. Since we opened in 2013, we’ve hosted this workout unofficially to honor his sacrifice and the sacrifices of all service men and women killed in combat. In addition it’s been a great event for our community bringing us all together in the spirit of Memorial Day for a great cause and a great workout. This year, we’re getting ready early and plan to do even more for this amazing cause!
The official partner of “The Murph Challenge” – “Forged” has created a website for the event and an accompanying charity. Over the last three years, Forged® has raised nearly $800,000 for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. With such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was able to add four additional scholarships in 2016, now providing the opportunity to award 22 or more scholarships each year!
This year we plan on raising money for the cause and being a host of the event on Monday May 28th 2018. There are 3 ways you can get involved:
- Go to the official site and register, you’ll be required to make a donation, but you’ll be registered as an official participant this way and receive a tee shirt and or hat.
- Sign up at the gym on the whiteboard, and participate in our check in challenge on Facebook to have money donated by Thermal on your behalf. Use the hashtag #murph in your post.
- Show up and participate – you don’t have to donate to honor the workout and the cause, come in and get after the WOD!
We hope to have all of our members at the gym on what’s sure to be an amazing workout and fun filled event!
Memorial Day Schedule
Doors Open / Coffee Consumption 8:00am
Gather the troops / standards / announcements 9:00am
WOD starts 9:30
BBQ Starts 11:00am
For time: w/ weighted vest
1 mile Run
1 mile Run
Find your own version of Murph
True RX Murph – w/ vest all movements in order listed
Rx Murph – w / vest break movements up into rounds of Cindy
1/2 Murph – do half of everything listed
full run half rep Murph – do the full 1 mile runs, but cut the reps in half
Partner Murph – run together, split reps with a friend