CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ricky Campbell's run for a good cause may be reaching the finish line.
Campbell created the Nick Caldwell 5K Run after his friend was fatally shot while hunting in a wooded area near St. Albans in 2008.
Five years later, the race may be coming to an end.
"I am not going to be directing it next year. My focus is getting into physical therapy school at Marshall starting in 2014 and directing a race is a lot of work," Campbell said.
"I am currently talking to two individuals that might be taking over the race as race director, and I will supervise and instruct them the first year. That way the race can continue when I move out of the area."
Campbell was a classmate of Caldwell's at St. Albans High School at the time of his death. In honor of his friend, Campbell developed a 5K race after he attended Mountaineer Boys State the summer after Caldwell died. The run serves as a nonprofit that provides scholarships to St. Albans seniors looking to continue their education.
More than 60 runners participated in the first race, which helps raise money for scholarships for St. Albans High School seniors. The race has raised $10,000 in scholarship funds.
This year's 2013 Nick Caldwell Memorial Scholarship recipients, who were announced Wednesday, are Molly Caldwell, Lindsey Hanks and Sarah Elizabeth West.