Murph 2017 is Just Around the Corner

The annual workout event “Murph” (named after Lt. Michael Murphy) is taking place on Memorial Day – only four weeks away! There are a few updates to our event this year, so we wanted to fill you in on all the details. Here we go…

What is the workout?
1 Mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run
*Push-ups, Pull-ups, and Squats may be partitioned as needed

We’re running the workout in a series of heats, starting at 8:00am at TwinTown. Each heat will have a coach assigned to it, and heat sign-up will be available at the gym in the coming weeks.

What does it cost to participate?
We’re partnering with The Memorial Day Challenge this year to raise money for the veterans organizations The Next Objective and The Minnesota Military Family Foundation. Participation in the event costs $25, which will go directly to the organizations we’re supporting.

How do I sign up?
All of this year’s donations will be going through the Challenge’s site. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Head to the “satellite affiliates” page on the Memorial Day Challenge site and click the “register here” button under the TwinTown Fitness logo.
2. Click “tickets”
3. Scroll down and enter $25 (or more, if you would like) to the “donation” option.
4. Click “checkout” and enter your payment information.

That’s it!

How do I get a shirt?
We have a TwinTown “Murph” shirt that’s available for pre-order at the gym beginning today! PLEASE NOTE: there’s a shirt available through the registration site as well – that is not the TwinTown shirt. Shirts are $25 in addition to the registration fee.

Who can take this workout on?
We’ve been running this event for years and have been able to accommodate athletes of all experience levels. Scaled options will be available for those who need them. Just getting your feet wet in the CrossFit world? No sweat (ok, there will be sweat), sign up and take this on with us! We’ll make sure you have a challenging version of the workouts that’s right for you.

That being said, this is not an easy workout. You need to prep for it! While taking on our daily workouts will go a long ways in your preparations, we also have a specific training plan available at the gym for you to use. It’s 3 days of work per week and is meant to be a supplement to your classes. Take it on after your next workout!

After the workout
We’re BBQing, hanging out, and relaxing when we’re done. Bring a friend, some food and beverages to share, and kick back for a while with us. We’ll be at the gym for the afternoon!

More info will be released as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, but feel free to reach out to any of our coaches if you have questions!