Running Events

West Texas Endurance to Host Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon and 5K

13 Jan, 2013

West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon & 5K. They were joined by Drs. Audrey and Barry McCool, parents of Willie McCool, in making the announcement.

“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 present the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon & 5K 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 race 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 races such as half marathons, triathlons, duathlons, mud runs and more! West Texas Endurance hosted many successful events in its first year, including the Hub City Mud Run, the HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Run and the Carol of Lights Run. Our 2013 Calendar of Events is available at


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