WCC Fitness Center an official host of legendary Murph Challenge

April 13, 2022 Rich Rezler


The Wadham Veterans Center at Washtenaw Community College is bringing a legendary fitness challenge, The Murph Challenge, to Ann Arbor on Memorial Day.

Official Host logoThe Health & Fitness Center at WCC is one of the challenge’s five official hosts across the state of Michigan. The local event runs from 7 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30.

The challenge is an official fundraiser for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. “Murph,” as he was known, was a Navy SEAL officer who died in combat in Afghanistan in 2005. He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest decoration, for his actions in Afghanistan — the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

To complete the challenge, participants must finish a 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another 1-mile run — all while wearing a 20-pound vest or body armor. (Alternate workouts are available for varying fitness levels.)

Register at themurphchallenge.com. Type “Washtenaw” in the “Gym Affiliation” field to quickly search the list of official hosts. As a fundraiser, the challenge has two registration levels: $60 (which includes a t-shirt and hat) or $29.99 (which includes a t-shirt).

WCC students can also sign up at the Wadhams Veterans Center, located on the second floor of the Student Center. Any WCC students in need of financial assistance to register should contact the Wadhams Veterans Center to learn about scholarship opportunities.

For details about scholarships or any other information, contact Veterans Center Coordinator Carol Osborne at [email protected] or 734-973-3616.


Tags: Health and Fitness, Wadhams Veterans Center

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