The annual tradition of honoring our veterans by doing the infamous workout “Murph” on Memorial Day has been a long-standing one at CrossFit gyms around the world. This year, we will be using this day to honor our brother Terry Clapp, who passed away earlier this month.
Instead of our usual class schedule, on Memorial Day, we will be running heats of Murph throughout the morning at the Uptown gym, starting at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00. The registration for the event is $25, and we will be donating all of the money raised to Terry’s family. The heats are up on Zen Planner now, so if you know that there is a time you would prefer to participate, you can sign up as soon as you would like.
The workout is on the longer side, but is scalable to any ability level by cutting the quantity in half and/or substituting the modifications that we use in class. Murph is as follows:
Run 1 mile
(pull-ups, push-ups and squats may be broken down however you choose)
Run 1 mile
There will be a BBQ following the event, at 3:00 in Kenwood Park (off Logan Ave and Franklin), so you can go home and get cleaned up after the workout is over. Please bring some food to share!
We only do this workout once a year and it is an experience you will surely remember. Please join us on Memorial day in celebrating the life of our friend, Terry, and honoring all of the other veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.