Campbell said choosing the recipients was easy because so few applied for the scholarship.
The 5K is run every year in St. Albans during the second week of November.
Campbell said he specifically chose that week because there are no other big races scheduled and more runners would be available. The plan worked, as racers from all over West Virginia and some from Tennessee and Kentucky participated.
"It's amazing," Campbell said. "Last May I was only able to give out one scholarship, but the increase in people at the run has allowed me to give out three this year."
With the increased interest and money brought in by the race, Campbell said the only way he thinks the race would stop is if he decides to attend medical school somewhere out of state, and even then he said it's possible it would continue.
"I might be able to get some people to help me with it," he said.
Campbell said he envisions the fundraiser growing each year, and has plans to help keep it from getting stale.
"This year we are looking at changing the race location a bit," he said.
"I want to locate it at the high school so we can have the assembly inside. We want something new because people have told me the first location is getting old."
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