Five intrepid souls have registered to complete the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day Weekend here at New Moon Fitness. The point of this challenge? A scholarship fund (NMF has contributed $200 to the scholarship fund on behalf of our challengers). The lesson from this WOD? How to keep going. No question, this WOD humbles anyone who tries it.
Challenge, humility, and a boost to the next generation. What a great way to honor those who have died while serving in our military.
From the official Murph Challenge website:
The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, presented by Forged®. It is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. YOUR support is what drives our success!
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 unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again throughout the United States on 05.29.17. We invite YOU to join countless others Americans, and register for The Murph Challenge 2017 today by clicking the button below!
Once you register, you will not only be pledging to participate in the Crossfit Hero WOD ‘MURPH’ (originally named ‘Body Armor’), you will also be joining a unique group of Americans who pay tribute to LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), and contributing to a prestigious organization founded by the Murphy family.
Beginning on Memorial Day, each registrant will be asked to return to TheMurphChallenge.com and submit their ‘MURPH’ time to compare their achievement with other participants throughout the US. All times submitted will be displayed on a National leaderboard found at TheMurphChallenge.com. From that board, the top 5 Men and top 5 Women will be recognized for their efforts.
The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.
Are YOU up for the Challenge? Murph Website