10th Annual Time to Sperr 10 Mile -5k-3k
NEW for Our 10th Anniversary A 10 Mile Run
NO 10 mile runners over 12 minute pace
(if you have not reached the 10k point in 1 hour 24 minutes you will not be able to finish as there will be NO RACE SUPPORT)
All events start at 9am location is Sperr Memorial Park
Kahler Road , Big Flats NY
In memory of NYS Trooper A.J. Sperr.
Race director: Susan Stage-Derick email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 1, 2006 at approximately 12:05 pm New York State Trooper Andrew J. Sperr encountered a suspicious vehicle on the Lowe Road in the Town of Big Flats, New York. Unbeknownst to him, the two male occupants of the vehicle had just robbed the Chemung Canal Bank in Big Flats. The bank robbers had left a vehicle in a parking area off the Lowe Road and were on their way to change vehicles when Trooper Sperr observed them. Trooper Sperr followed them into the parking area and as he approached their vehicle, the passenger fired at him. Â Trooper Sperr was immediately struck twice by gunfire, but despite his wounds, he drew his issued sidearm and returned fire. During the ensuing gun battle Trooper Sperr managed to hit both suspects. Trooper Sperr received two additional gunshot wounds before the assaliants fled. Trooper Sperr succumbed to his wounds a the shooting scene. Because of the serious wounds sustained in the gun battle with Trooper Sperr, both suspects were forced to quickly seek medical attention and were thereby quickly apprehended.