Crossfit Bastion Hosts 2014 Murph Challenge To BenefitT Lt. Micheal P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation

April 10, 2014
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Melville, NY — On Memorial Day, May 26, the 2014 Murph Challenge will take place at CrossFit Bastion, located at 155 East 2nd Street in Huntington Station, starting at 10 a.m. The elder law firm of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. is the event’s main sponsor.

The Murph Challenge is an extreme “Hero” workout created by members of the CrossFit community in memory of 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 run one mile, perform 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 air squats and run one more mile; some athletes will even wear 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. Lt. Murphy was an avid reader and his favorite saying was “education will set you free.” The Foundation awards nine scholarships each year: two are awarded to graduates of Michael’s high school, Patchogue-Medford High School; one through the Suffolk Federal Credit Union, where Daniel is a Board Member; one to an attendee at Michael’s alma mater, Penn State University; one is also awarded to a crew member of the USS MICHAEL MURPHY DDG112 and another scholarship is awarded through the Military Order of the Purple Heart to a Combat Wounded Veteran. The final two scholarships are awarded to a cadet of the Lt. Michael Murphy US Naval Sea Cadet Corps based in Sayville, New York and to a Gold Star Child through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman. The term “CrossFit” is defined as that which optimizes fitness; in essence, it is constantly varied 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.

Registration is available by contacting Head Trainer Dani Hoddinott at CrossFit Bastion at (631) 629-4114 or by email at For more information, visit For more information on Tully Law, P.C., call (631) 424-2800.

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