Murph Day 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Windy City Strength & Conditioning is proud to be hosting this event for the 9th consecutive year, and we hope to make this one the best yet! Last year we donated just under $8,000. In addition to the event there will be food, drinks, and lots of fun! We will be providing Smoque BBQ...and encourage participants to bring sides and desserts. 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!
• Registration (open until June 2) - $50
• BBQ Only Registration - $20 for one, $30 for two, $40 (Family, 3+)
• All proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation
• Entry fee includes event tank top, food, and select beverages
• Event open to all - members and non-members
Once you have registered, you will recieve an email with a link to select your tank size.
- Registrations after May 21st will not include a tank.
- If you'd like to try on the tank top before selecting your size please stop by the front desk. We will have sample sizes available. Since the tanks are unisex, we highly recommend trying one on!
- Tanks will only be available to registered participants. We will not be selling extras the day of.
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor." We will honor a 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.
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
1 mile run
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.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
First heat will kick off at 8am
Doors open at 7am
BBQ begins at 11am
Windy City Strength & Conditioning
4043 N. Ravenswood #106
Chicago, IL 60613
*Enter through garage door on corner of BellePlain and Ravenswood
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.