CrossFit Zone Westshore
is holding a Memorial Murph Day workout on Saturday, May 24th
in the 8:00am
This particular event is for those of you who live in the Victoria, BC area and are wishing to participate in this year's "Murph Challenge" formerly the Memorial Day Murph (MDM) however we invite each and everyone of you to register for The Murph Challenge, by clicking the button below! When 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 folks who pay tribute to fallen warrior Michael P. Murphy , and donating to a worthy cause. http://murphfoundation.org/
As part of registration package you will receive a cool T-Shirt from Forged: http://www.forged.com/
Register for the Murph Challenge Here:
What does the 'Murph' entail:
1 mile run
(wearing a 20lb body armor or weighted vest if you have one)
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.