Brittany Shepard Pugh Memorial 5K A Success In Third Year

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By Sarah Cantey

 It’s been three years since a young Troy mother and her son were killed in a car accident on Highway 231.

But this Saturday, hundreds came to the Brittany Shepard Pugh Memorial 5K and Shep Sprint to keep her memorial alive.

This is the third year of the event put on by the Troy Junior Women’s League.

Brittany Shepard Pugh was a member, before being killed in a 2-car crash just outside of Brundidge. Her 14-month-old son Shep was also killed.

Money raised from the event goes to local charities and for two $1,500 scholarships for Pike County seniors heading to college.

Holly Pugh, Brittany’s Sister-In-Law said, “She really embodied our motto it’s ‘to do for the world more than what the world’s done for you.’ And that’s just what we are trying to live out each day.”

There was a 5K, run mile fun run and then a short sprint for kids under 5 years old.