The 2011 Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge aka “Murph Day 2011”

In honor of Medal of Honor winner Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans, CrossFit Austin joins gyms nationwide to host “Murph Day 2011” on Saturday, June 4th.   Proceeds will go to the Navy Seal Foundation.  Any size donation is required to participate, and this event will be open to donations from supporters and spectators as well.  All donations are tax-deductible, please donate online and be sure to direct your donation toward the “Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge” and specify CrossFit Austin in the comment section.  Bring your receipt to the event or email a copy to as it will serve as your ticket to compete!

CrossFit Austin is proud to be hosting this event for the 3rd consecutive year, and we hope to make this one the biggest and best so far!  Last year we raised over $1,200, and this year our goal is to raise at least $5,000.  In addition to the event there will be food, drinks, and lots of fun!  This will be a fantastic event for a great cause, so please do everything you can to get friends, family, and the greater community involved!

The competition will consists of, completing the workout “Murph” named in honor Lieutenant Michael Murphy:

The WOD:

1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

*For time. Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it ‘Body Armor.’ From here on it will be referred to as ‘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.


Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 7 am to 3 pm


8708 South Congress, Suite A180, Austin, TX 78745

Sign Up & Divisions:

Open Individuals and Teams:

This division is for athletes that would like to participate in the workout for fun.  We will not be judging the open division, and scaling option will be available for those who choose to participate in the open division.  Additionally if you would like to “divide and conquer” the workout as part of a team you may do so in this division.

Register and reserve your spot HERE! (7 AM, 8 AM, 11 AM)

Competitive Individual:

This division will be for athletes that would like to compete against other local athletes and will perform the workout as prescribed. Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners of the Competitive individual division.

Register and reserve your spot HERE! (9 AM – 11 AM)

“Battle Buddy” Division:

In the spirit of the SEAL TEAM,  we’re adding an additional “Battle Buddy” division this year. This division will be for athletes that would like to compete in two person teams against other two person team. This divisions   will perform the workout as prescribed. Prizes will be awarded to the top male team,  the top female team, and the top mixed team.

Register and reserve your spot HERE! (Noon)

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Current Participating Gyms:
Windy City CrossFit
CrossFit Austin
CrossFit Invictus
U.S. CrossFit
CrossFit Dallas Central
CrossFit Bellevue
Trident CrossFit
CrossFit Scottsdale
CrossFit Amundson
CrossFit Victrix
CrossFit Virginia Beach