The Murph Challenge on Memorial Day

Lara DeHavenCommunity Events, Lake Conroe, Montgomery County

The Murph Challenge on Memorial Day

Are you looking for a great way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day? Or maybe you want to test your fitness level? Perhaps you just want to do something in our community. If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you need to participate in the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day this year.

The Background

You may be familiar with Marcus and Morgan Luttrell. They are twin brothers from Willis, Texas. Both proudly served our nation in the Armed Forces. Marcus served the United States of America as a Navy Seal. During a deployment to Afghanistan in 2005, he was engaged in fighting the Taliban. He detailed his experience in a book, Lone Survivor, and then he became a household name because of a movie by the same title.

Morgan Luttrell also served as a Navy Seal. However, he now serves Texas’ 8th Congressional District as its congressman. All of Montgomery County lies within this district. Therefore, it is fitting that Morgan Luttrell leads the Murph Challenge in Conroe.

Who Does it Honor?

The event is named after Lt. Michael Murphy, also a Navy Seal. He led Operation Red Wings, in which he heroically fought and sacrificially died. This is the same operation that Marcus Luttrell survived in Afghanistan. The United States awarded him posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honor for his selfless actions on the battlefield.

The Murph Challenge also honors all men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Therefore, it a perfect way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day.

When and Where?

Head out to Candy Cane Park in Conroe on Monday, May 27th. The challenge begins at 7 a.m. and ends around noon. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Here is the planned workout:

One Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Squats
One Mile Run

For children aged 10 and up, there will be a modified challenge. The purpose of the Murph Challenge is “to test your strength and endurance while honoring our military heroes.” As you can see, it lives up to the name “Challenge.”

Come out and participate in this fun, fitness challenge as a way to honor Lt. Murphy and all the other American heroes whose sacrifices have enabled us to enjoy freedom. “Freedom is never free.” We remember that on Memorial Day and, of course, with the Murph Challenge.