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Status: Archived

I think it would be great if Strava partners with the LT. Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Foundation to implement the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day, May 29, 2023.

What is it?

The Murph Challenge is a physical and mental challenge (combining running, push-ups, squats, pull-ups) to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy of the US Navy Seals. It is the official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. 

Why is it important?

2023 is the 10-year anniversary of the Murph ChallengeThe event is held annually on Memorial Day, and people from all over the world come together to honor Lieutenant Murphy and all those who have given their lives in service to the United States. It honors 

How does it work? 

Athletes need to do a time trial and complete 3 separate activities wearing a 20lb weight vest:

1. Running: One-mile run
2. Strength: 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats
3. Running: One-mile run

It is a test of endurance and strength. It is difficult physically and mentally. The strength training exercises can be alternated to make it go smoother and let muscles recover. 



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

ps. that sounds brutal 😬

Status changed to: Archived
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Hello @Shant 

Thanks again for submitting this.  I'm going to archive the idea since the date has now passed.  I think the first step in working towards something like this might be getting generic strength based challenges up on Strava.  You might be interested in this idea:

Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team


Thanks @Jane! I just upvoted the strength based challenges idea

Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)