MURPH FOR MILLER 2013
We are proud to have participated in this event since it’s inception in 2008 and even more so to host it since 2009. Please join us in honoring Rob’s life, character, and his sacrifice in the defense of his Country and teammates. All proceeds are donated to the SSG Robert J Miller Home located in Wheaton. This home is designed to successfully transition homeless veterans back into society. Read more about it’s opening HERE.
Friday, May 24, 2013 — 5:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 25, 2013 — 8:00am – 5:00pm
To PARTICIPATE including $25 donation, click here. Please be sure you register for your desired time slot as well as purchase the donation. If you are participating as a team, only one person needs to register using the TEAM option. These slots will fill up quickly! NOTE: The 11am on Saturday is the HERO HOUR and reserved for our civil servants and military. The only stipulation is that you wear your uniform in the workout.
Cheerleaders are welcome! We are also asking for volunteer “counters.” (Anyone who has done a MURPH quicky learns how simple brain function such as counting deteriorates.)
Reminders for 2013!
- For those of you unable to participate during the “main event” on Saturday, we have opened up slots on Friday evening at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm to accommodate your schedule.
- TEAMS are WELCOME ! Just have one person sign up to reserve your space.
US Army Staff Sergeant Rob Miller grew up in the Wheaton area and attended Wheaton North High School. He was a competitive gymnast and a highly skilled athlete. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2003 and was accepted into the Special Forces selection and training process. He graduated and received his Special Forces tab on September 30, 2005. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group and deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2006 to March 2007.
Rob was killed in action on January 25, 2008. He was killed by enemy fire during an ambush near the Pakistan border. He died while providing cover fire for the evacuation of his team captain, who was seriously injured at the beginning of the attack. Rob’s actions saved the captain’s life and enabled his team to gain cover and return fire.
Rob posthumously received the Medal of Honor in 2010, the nation’s highest military award for valor in action against an enemy force. Read more about his courageous story.
MURPH is a CrossFit workout named in honor of Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy, who was killed in action and then received the Medal of Honor. His honorary workout is as follows:
- Run 1 mile.
- Do 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats (partition as needed).
- Run 1 mile.
It is simple… but not easy! This can be an individual OR TEAM event. Your “score” is total time. In addition to the full MURPH, participants can do modified versions such as: Half, Assisted (jumping pullups or assist bands), and Body Armor.