Running Event Supports Vets in Winnsboro Celebration


Winnsboro’s Memorial Day celebration set for Saturday, May 26, will now include a 5K and 10K, along with the ever-popular Taste of Winnsboro and patriotic celebrations.

A local event production and timing company, iTRI365, has partnered with the City of Winnsboro and Ameri-Tex Services to bring this brand new, family-friendly event to downtown Winnsboro.

Slated for May 26, the event features both 5K and 10K distances. Through generous sponsorship, kids 12 and under will be able run the 5K distance for free, so the whole family can participate. Both distances will be chip timed, with the race beginning and ending at the charming downtown Bowery. Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal and will also be able to enjoy other festivities such as Taste of Winnsboro, Farmers' Market, and patriotic celebration honoring our veterans.

Ameri-Tex, the event’s presenting sponsor, is an East-Texas based waste solutions company committed to honoring and raising funding to support local veterans through events such as this, as well as their annual Salute to Service 5K held in Whitehouse, Texas.

"Honoring our veterans has been something incredibly important to me over the years,” says Clayton Vickers, owner of Ameri-Tex and founder of the Never Forgotten Foundation. “Expressing gratitude and giving back however we can to those who have served our country is something we should do as often as possible. We try to get behind these types of initiatives whenever we can."

Registration is currently open and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit

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