Invite your friends and family to watch you represent America or invite them to register. This is not exclusive to Raleigh CrossFit athletes, but we do request all participants to register. The more we donate, the more we can support a great organization, the Travis Manion Foundation.
100% of the proceeds will go to the Travis Manion Foundation
WHO: Any CrossFitter looking to take on the challenge of “Murph“. Kids and Teens Welcome!
WHAT: 2017 Memorial Day “Murph”
WHERE: Raleigh CrossFit 15 N. West Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
WHEN: May 29, 2017
TIME: Heats at 8:30am and 1000am (approximate start times depending on first heat)
The kids and teens may also participate at the 1000a time slot.
The “Murph” Workout
1 Mile Run
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
Optional: Wear a 20 lb or 14 lb vest or ballistic vest
This workout may also be shared with a partner. Runs are done together. The workout may also be partitioned to be 800m runs with half the reps. We want to be all inclusive! Pull-ups can be done with a band and or combined with ring rows.
WHY MURPH? MURPH “THE PROTECTOR”
Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005
While in action… “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. Find out more about Michael Murphy at the Memorial Foundation created in his name.
Murph is a hero workout created and traditionally done on Memorial Day within the CrossFit community.
**Sign up by Monday, May 22 to get a Travis Manion Foundation WOD T-Shirt delivered by event day!!
Note, all registrations by May 29 will get a shirt, but they will not be available on the event day.
About the Travis Manion Foundation
“If Not Me, Then Who…”
On April 29, 2007 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, was killed by a sniper while saving his wounded teammates in Iraq. Shortly after his death, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, created the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by all of our nation’s fallen heroes. Founded in Doylestown, PA, TMF has generated a national movement that is inspired by the words Travis spoke before leaving for his second and final deployment – “If Not Me, Then Who…”
Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29, 2007 the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all
stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes.
Raleigh CrossFit takes on Murph each year, come join in the challenge!