Memorial Day Murph

When: Monday, May 26th
Warm up/Briefing: 10am
What: This will be our 9th Annual Memorial Day Murph!  This is a huge tradition at NSCF.  Back in 2006 we were one of a handful of gyms that decided to make this an annual event to honor a fallen hero.  Thank you NSCF for always making this a great day.

We plan on starting the day off at 10am. We will do a group warm up and kick off Murph with a huge crowd. Remember the workout can be scaled to your ability level and you can complete the workout as an individual or as part of a team effort!

As always, there will be a potluck BBQ immediately following the workout. If you are able, please bring food and beverages to share with your fellow NSCF’ers. What to bring for food? Anything you want cooked on the grill to share or for your own pleasure. Salads, sides, fruit, desserts.. whatever you wish to share.

We will have the grills fired up at 11:15am for a great party. Bring your friends and family to participate or just support and cheer everyone on!

Everyone is welcome! This is a great community day, we will have raffles, giveaways, and plenty of surprises.

For those of you who are newer to North Shore CrossFit, here is a little background on Murph:

The workout – complete for time:

Run 1 Mile
100 Pull ups
200 Push Ups
300 Squats
Run 1 Mile

You may partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty-pound vest or body armor and wish to use it, go right ahead.

Again scaling and modifying as needed is encouraged!

This is one of our most favorite events of the year. Celebrating with family and friends and getting in a great workout!

For those who are curious – the time to beat was set by Cody Picardy – 27:42.

Hope to see you all there either participating, for support and/or the barbecue!
Lt. Michael Murphy

LT. Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005

LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad,Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.

A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, LT. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.

LT. Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed. For his selfless actions, LT. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 27, 2007. We honor his sacrifice and memory though The Murph Challenge!

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