The following is a news release from West Texas Endurance:

West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the 6th Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K at the Silent Wings Museum. A donation will be made to the Willie McCool Scholarship Fund at Coronado High School. Race information is below:

Saturday – May 4, 2019

8:00 AM

Silent Wings Museum


“We are delighted to have this race named after our son. Long distance running helped forge the man that Willie McCool would become. Running at Coronado High School was key to his going to the Naval Academy,” said his parents, Audrey and Barry McCool. “He met his future wife through running; running was always in his heart and an important part of his life. I hope this race will inspire others to follow their dreams and enjoy the benefits of running in their lives.” 

Ainsley Nelson, a principal of West Texas Endurance, said “It is an honor to once again present the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K in Lubbock. It gives each of us an opportunity to remember a great man who loved running. We appreciate the support of the McCool family, including those who travel to run the race. By including a 5K, this race will allow almost anyone to participate, while remembering a true American hero and run or walk in his memory.”

(News release from West Texas Endurance)