Three weeks from today on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 CrossFit High Voltage will host it’s Annual Murph event. So what’s a Murph, anyway??
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. “Murph” is in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
This HERO workout is a symbolic gesture of respect for all the fallen soldiers and service men and women who defend our freedom.
CrossFit affiliates around the world, regardless of ethnicity or nation, honor their courage by pushing themselves to the limit in this workout.
It is a way to remember these men and women—to ensure that they are never forgotten. Every Memorial Day weekend, we remember Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy.
Remember that our event at CFHV is our biggest community event of the year. It’s a chance for each of you, along with your friends & family (yes, they’re invited too!) to join together and share a special day that is bigger than any of us as individuals, and bigger than our gym.
If you’re interested in more information and would like to get the FULL scoop on Michael Murphy and WHY we do this workout, I highly recommend you read this article: http://boxlifemagazine.com/murph-why-we-do-it/
We’ll get things started early enough that we all finish before noon. This way if you have other plans or family events, you’ll have lots of time left to attend them.
We also like to finish before noon so you can all get it in before that afternoon heat kicks in!
The schedule for the day looks like this:
9:00am Sign-In begins
9:30am Opening Ceremony
9:45am Heat 1 Starts
Heats will run every 30 minutes
Remember that there are infinite scaling options, so EVERYBODY can participate! Bring your friends and family. Now is a great time to show off all of your gains and lead by example!