Norborne Missouri

NORBORNE, Mo. — The Annual Norborne Soybean Festival started Thursday afternoon, with the 5K to be held Saturday morning.

The 3rd Annual Soybean Festival 5K will begin 8:00 a.m. Saturday August 8, 2015. Proceeds from the event go to the Norborne High School Athletic Department.

“It’s been a good thing,” Norborne Athletic Director Michael Lock said. “It’s nice to have some funds there if the kids are short on some equipment, or maybe an extra uniform.”

Lock said the 5K is for anyone with any level of athleticism. For the most competitive, a special tracking tool will be used to keep a measure on time.

“It is computerized timing,” Lock said. “Basically when people show up and sign up, we have a computer chip that gets put on to their shoe string, or tennis shoe, and basically when they cross the start line to start the race, it activates their chip. Then when they cross the finish line, it shuts it off.”

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning; the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Checks can be made payable to the Norborne R-8 Athletic Department. Any questions can be directed to Michael Lock, (660) 542 – 4449.