Lt. Michael P. Murphy Medal of Honor Run
5K Run / 1M Mile Walk
@ Forest Park
This is a Veterans Day run in honor of Lt. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), who was killed in Afghanistan trying to save his SEAL team. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery by President George W. Bush. The movie "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg is their story.
A Penn State University alumnus, Lt. Murphy believed that, “Education will set you free”. Proceeds will benefit the Murph Foundation that supports scholarships for those pursuing careers in our armed forces.
Why Do We Run Lt. Murphy "Murph" Races Around The Country?
A simple excerpt from Lt. Murphy’s official citation states it best:
IN HIS FINAL ACT OF BRAVERY, HE CONTINUED TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY UNTIL HE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED, GALLANTLY GIVING HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
Length: Timed 5K Run/ 1M Walk, Start Time: 9:00am
Veterans, First Responders, Penn State Alumni, & Teachers receive a $10 discount (5K only).
*All paid participants receive a free short-sleeve t-shirt and commemorative water bottle!
The Lt. Murphy 5K Run/1M Walk Event Includes:
- Free Beer!! (21+) - Beer Garden Sponsored by 9th Street @ Howards
- Live Music - DJ
- Free Panera bagels and coffee
- After Party sponsored by 9th Street Bar & Bistro ($1 Bottles/Appetizers)
Packet pickup is on Saturday, November 7th, at 9th Street Bar & Bistro (2732 South 13th Street STL 63118) from 12pm to 7pm.
Meet Michael Murphy by watching this Video.
- Event contact
- John Thomas