Crossfit Bastion Hosts The Murph Challenge 2015 to Benefit Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Tully Law, P.C. to Sponsor Event
Daniel Murphy, Father of Hero Navy SEAL, to Be Guest Speaker

Melville, NY — On Memorial Day, May 25, The Murph Challenge 2015 will take place at CrossFit Bastion, located at 155 East 2nd Street in Huntington Station, starting at 10 a.m. The event is being sponsored by Tully & Winkelman, P.C.

Formerly known as “Memorial Day Murph,” The Murph Challenge is an extended version of the Memorial Day tradition that so many supporters have been taking part in for the last several years. The Murph Challenge is an extreme “Hero” workout created by members of the CrossFit community in the memory of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a native of Patchogue, New York and Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005 during Operation Red Wings. His life story has been the subject of two books (Seal of Honor and Heart of a Lion) and two films (Murph: The Protector and Lone Survivor).

In the Murph Challenge, athletes will be required to run one mile, perform 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 squat thrusts and run one more mile — all while wearing a 20-pound vest or body armor. This was considered to be Lt. Murphy’s favorite workout, which he called “Body Armor.” CrossFit renamed the workout as the “Murph” 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.

Daniel Murphy, Lt. Murphy’s father, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about his son and the mission of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which offers scholarships to graduating seniors at Patchogue-Medford High School and incoming first-year students at Penn State University, both of which Lt. Murphy attended. Last year’s event raised over $250,000 for the scholarship.

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. The term “CrossFit” is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly carries functional movements performed at a relatively high level of intensity). CrossFit also emphasizes a sense of community when people do these workouts together. The company CrossFit provides accredited training seminars throughout the world and free content on workouts, training and support. Its worldwide network reaches more than 5,500 affiliated gyms and more than 35,000 accredited CrossFit Level 1 trainers.

Online registration is available at http://themurphchallenge.com/registration. For more information, visit www.crossfitbastion.com. For more information on Tully Law, P.C., call (631) 424-2800.