This past Monday our nation celebrated Memorial Day. A day to honor and remember those who have fallen in their service to the United States.
Along with many CrossFit affiliates around the country, both Aevitas Fitness locations paid tribute to this day with our annual Memorial Day Murph Challenge!
For anyone unfamiliar with the workout, “Murph” is a Hero WOD dedicated to Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. The workout was in fact one of Murphy’s favorite workouts to complete, and he had previously named it “Body Armor”. You can read more about the history and meaning of this Hero WOD right HERE
Back in 2021, After a Year Away
This year’s Murph Challenge held a special significance to us, as it did for many other affiliates. In 2020, our gyms were unable to be open for Memorial Day due to the COVID-91 pandemic. Therefore, last year we brought Aevitas Athletes together in small outdoor gatherings throughout the Capital Region, to complete whatever version was available to them. For most, the “remote” version consisted of Sit-Ups instead of the usual Pull-Ups.
While it was a fun way to get people semi-together in a safe way during the middle of a pandemic, this year we were so thankful to be able to hold the workout and event at our own locations, with pull-up rigs and community galore! We even went the extra step to set up a T-Shirt order for participants, and a post-workout brunch at both locations!
WOD-ing For A Cause – and Another Chance to Donate!
Of course, no Aevitas community event would be complete without a worthy cause! This year, with the decision to set up a t-shirt sale, we also decided that all proceeds would go to the Wounded Warrior Project. We see this as a win-win; athletes get to have a t-shirt to remember this event, while also giving back to a great cause!
Through the t-shirt pre-order form, we were able to raise $940 for the Wounded Warrior Project from this event! THANK YOU to everyone who contributed, either by purchasing a t-shirt, or by donating cash.
We will be extending a t-shirt post-order (and donation) form, for those who were unable to order before, or would like to contribute even more to the cause! If you would like to order another t-shirt, OR send another donation, please fill out the form below by SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH.
Again, we’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who not only made this year’s Murph event a success, but who has stuck with us this past year! It’s been a crazy ride, and we’re so happy to be on it with all of you amazing people!
Attention Round Lake Athletes!
Anna O took it upon herself to be the photographer of the day, and she got some GREAT shots! Check them out with the link below!