The Murph Challenge workout is almost here! Get excited as it’s going to be an amazing experience.
For the fourth year in a row, the nZone is hosting the Memorial Day Murph Challenge and teaming up with Freedom Alliance to help honor America’s heroes and give back to those who sacrificed for our freedom. All proceeds raised go directly to Freedom Alliance.
What is the Murph Challenge?
1 Mile Run / 100 Pull-Ups / 200 Push-Ups / 300 Squats / 1 Mile Run
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a one-mile run. Do not be discouraged if you can’t do the entire workout. Anyone can do their own version of the “Murph” including scaling the run, reps, movements or even partitioning the workout as a team. The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more and go a little faster every year!
How can you be training for the Murph?
Adrenaline Bootcamp classes will help you prepare to take on the workout. Most classes consistently practice running and the three movements that make up the workout. By attending classes regularly, we will help you prepare for the volume of work, increase your endurance and build your confidence. There is no time limit to complete the workout and rest periods are strongly encouraged. The bottom line is: you will be surrounded by a supportive team of instructors and bootcamp members who will help you get to the end of the workout with a huge sense of accomplishment!
Dates to complete the Murph Challenge are:
- Friday 5/25: 05:30am, 08:30am, 10:30am (Adrenaline Mom only) and 6pm (regular class times)
- Saturday 5/26: 08:00am, 09:30am and 11:00am
- Monday 5/28: 08:00am, 09:30am
Here is more about the Murph, the Man:
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-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 through The Murph Challenge. Find out more about Michael Murphy at the Memorial Foundation created in his name: www.murphfoundation.org.
Also, to find out more about our fundraising partner, Freedom Alliance, please go to their Website or find them on Facebook. Freedom Alliance is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a public charity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.