Murph 2024: Cullman CrossFit gyms hosting challenge to honor fallen hero, all who have served

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Local CrossFit gyms will be hosting the Murph workout over the weekend. (Gauge Day)

CULLMAN, Ala. – CrossFit gyms across the country are gearing up for the annual “Murph” event, a workout held in honor of U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy, who died in the line of duty in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.

A statement from the official CrossFit website on how Murph was created says: “Murph was introduced as a CrossFit Hero workout on Aug. 18, 2005, and has become a long-standing tradition observed by CrossFit and a broader global community of athletes. Thousands of CrossFit gyms program Murph each year on Memorial Day as a way to honor Lt. Murphy and all others who have served.”

The “Murph” workout consists of a 1-mile run to start the event. Following the run, participants complete 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats. The workout concludes with a final 1-mile run.

Participants are encouraged to perform the workout while wearing a 20-pound weight vest for males, or a 14-pound vest for females. The workout is a way for the CrossFit community to remember the sacrifices made by those in the military and to challenge themselves physically and mentally. The event fosters an incredible sense of community all while honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Several CrossFit gyms in Cullman are hosting their own Murph event for the public. Whether you are a seasoned CrossFit athlete or new to the community, Murph offers an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally while honoring a fallen hero.

Listed below are some of the local gyms hosting Murph events:

CrossFit 256, 2024 Memorial Day MURPH – 1538 Third St. SE, Cullman. The event will be on Saturday, May 25, starting at 6 a.m. No drop-in fee is required.

4 Arrows Fitness, “Honor Them” Murph 2024 – 1346 Bolte Road SE, Suite B, Cullman.  This event will be on Saturday, May 25, starting at 6 a.m. A drop-in fee of $15 is required.

Tally Ho Fitness, Murph 2024 – 719 Logan Ave. SW, Cullman. This event will be on Monday, May 27. There will be a drop-in fee required.

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