LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Saturday morning, at the Silent Wings Museum, runners across the South Plains will be joining to participate in the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K run.
The run begins at 8 a.m.
Money earned from the race will go towards the Willie McCool Scholarship.
McCool was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia and a graduate of Lubbock's Coronado High School.
David Nelson, Owner of West Texas Endurance says, "We are honored to once again produce a race that honors a local hero – Willie McCool. We hope his memory will inspire many in our community to not only start the race, but cross the finish line of all of life's many endeavors."
Audrey and Barry McCool said, "Willie always believed - when you are running a race, being fast at the start does not always mean that you will win. It's being able to finish the race that counts."
Covenant Health and POWERADE are the presenting sponsors of the race.
You can learn more at http://www.westtexasendurance.com/events/willie-mccool-memorial.