Bakersfield College

2023 Murph Challenge

Bakersfield College Strength & Conditioning / Swimming wants to invite you to celebrate Memorial Day at our Second Annual Murph Challenge at BC.

The MURPH is a workout dedicated to LT. Michael P. Murphy who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. The movie Lone Survivor depicts his heroics as well as the rest of his SEAL Team, where he earned the nickname “Murph the Protector”. The Murph Challenge is designed to push us, humble us, and allows us the opportunity to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), and all of those who sacrificed everything they had for our freedom.


  • 1 Mile Run
  • 100 Pull Ups
  • 200 Push Ups
  • 300 squats
  • 1 Mile Run
  • a 20lb Vest or Body Armor

The workout may be done as RX'd or Scaled - All skill levels welcome

This event is completely FREE and open to our community. The Murph Challenge will be held on Memorial Day - Monday, May 29. You will have the option to begin the workout at 7, 8, or 9 AM in Gym 17 – Performance Enhancement Center (Weight Room) located on the bottom floor of the Gym next to the Athletics Offices. Arrive early and give yourself time to prepare and warm up.

Visit the Murph 2023 RSVP page to sign up and for more information!

Accommodations available with advance notice. For accommodations, please contact Zach Peters:

5 people running through a cityscape

bc co-sponsored event

*Disclaimer: Comments, views and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speaker or entity and do not necessarily represent Bakersfield College. To learn more about Bakersfield College and our institutional mission. vision, and core values, visit About BC.

Date & Time: 
Mon, 05/29/2023 - 7:00 am to 7:00 am
Gym 17 - Weight Room