West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the 5th 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 – April 1, 2017

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.” David 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. 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.” 

West Texas Endurance is a full service event production company based in the hub of the South Plains – Lubbock, Texas. We offer running events for the family and endurance events such as a half marathon and a cycling event! Our 2017 Calendar of Events is available at www.westtexasendurance.com.

(News release from West Texas Endurance)