There were many scary people running around Rockland Sunday morning and they were allowed to move about the city in all their frightening ugliness and, in rare cases, stunning beauty.

Of course, it was Halloween morning and the people, many dressed in appropriate costumes — Marilyn Monroe and Elvis made guest appearances, along with a slew of ghastly characters, including a Crash Test Dummy, wrestling superstar Sting, a Ninja Warrior and a man looking for the Scottish Highland Games — gathered to raise money for orphans in Africa.

Aric Odone, 31, of South Thomaston, a top local runner in the past, returned to his once familiar first-place position by crossing the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes and 12 seconds during Sunday’s second annual Scare Me 5-Kilometer Road Race.

Matt Homich, 22, of Ellsworth finished second, crossing the relatively flat course, which included covering a large section of the city’s South End, industrial park and a trek through the Rockland District Middle School and South School parking lots, in 18:35.

Jala Tooley, 31, of Camden was the first female finisher in 21:18.

The unique, fun event, held in cold, rainy conditions, started and finished at Almalfi On The Water and included walkers and runners who could participate or “opt-out.” The opt-out allowed one to donate the cost of the race and have another person run the race. Some participants wore costumes.

The event was the fourth in a four-part racing series for 2010.

Local runners Holly Sherburne and Reade Brower were the race directors for the event representing Team Little Field runners. The race was a fundraiser and net proceeds will benefit the children of Little Field Home, an orphanage in Malawi, Africa.

In 2009, Team Little Field runners collectively raised $30,000 to provide food and educational assistance to the Little Field Home; an orphanage run by Janet Littlefield, a Union native. The team participates in one destination marathon or half-marathon each year.

The first race, the Death Valley Marathon in 2008, was a success and the second race to the Mardis Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La.  in 2009 was more successful. The group’s 2011 destination race is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon on April 30.

For more information about Team Little Field runners, e-mail Brower at reade@freepressonline.com. For more information about the Little Field Home orphanage, go to littlefieldhome.org.

The individual results for runners and walkers in Sunday’s Scare Me 5K, with a participant’s place, name, age, residence and time listed, were: 1, Odone, 32, South Thomaston. 18:12; 2, Homich, 22, Ellsworth. 18:35; 3, Eric Kangas, 49, Camden. 19:17; 4, Alex Owre, 43, Appleton. 19:31; 5, Bjorn Lee, 34, Rockport. 19:36; 6, Jason Gallant, 42, Hope. 19:53; 7, Ron Haney, 53, Warren. 19:54; 8, Rufus Williams, 51, Rockport. 19:56; 9, Steve Cartwright, 59, 20:30; 10, Andrew Cavanaugh, 49, Rockport. 20:37; 11, Darren Winchenbach, 29, Waldoboro, 21:14; 12, Tyler Lupien, 35, 21:15; 13, Tooley, 31, Camden. 21:18; 14, Peter Rubenstein, 47, Camden. 21:40; 15, Charles Sawyer, 68, Norridgewock. 22:33; 16, Carol Manley, 56, Washington. 23:17; 17, Rebecca Jacobs, 35, Rockland. 23:28; 18, Douglas Blasius, 57, Rockland. 23:33; 19, Riley Simmons, 13, Rockland. 23:36; 20, Reade Brower, 53, Camden. 23:40; 21, Joseph Hufnagel, 38, 23:42; 22, Joanna Duke, 31, Rockport. 23:47; 23, Jesse Bartke, 29, Thomaston. 23:53; 24, Gary Billington, 49, Rockland. 24:11; 25, Stephen Peats, 58, 24:17; 26, David Young, 58, Danville. 24:22; 27, Art Warren, 75, Camden. 24:41; 28, Matt Trott, 17, 24:44; 29, Steve Hall, 35, Camden. 24:47; 30, Ben Sawyer, 32, Belfast. 26:25; 31, Peter Horch, 32, Warren. 26:40; 32, Fletcher Hall, 32, South Thomaston. 26:54; 33, Samantha Commeau, 31, Camden. 26:57; 34, Jane Remy, 63, Port Clyde. 26:58; 35, Ellen Spring, 57, Thomaston. 27:07; 36, Tom Chester, 37, Lincolnville. 27:16  8:47; 37, Beverly Hawkins, 49, Sedgwick, 27:18; 38, Dottie Foote, 51, 27:19; 39, Jennifer Wayland, 44, Camden. 27:32; and 40, Troy Peasley, 41, Owls Head. 28:09.

Also, 41, Meghan Gallagher, 10, Camden. 28:30; 42, Bonnie Gallagher, 46, Camden. 28:31; 43, Paula Sawyer, 61, Norridgewock. 29:00; 44, Mark Tibbetts, 42, Searsmont. 29:01; 45, Elise Bell, 29, Rockland. 29:07; 46, Jayme Lee, 32, Rockport. 29:11; 47, Andrea Foster, 36, Bucksport. 29:12; 48, Kate Bates, 36, Camden. 29:21; 49, Skip Bates, 41, Camden. 29:22; 50, Dawn Christensen, 37, Rockland. 29:28; 51, Jonathan McMath, 66, Rockport. 30:05; 52, Marie Hankinson, 35, Winterport. 30:14; 53, Mark Hankinson, 35, Winterport. 30:15; 54, Katie Snow, 36, Rockland. 30:21; 55, Sarah Pratt, 35, Rockland. 30:22; 56, Keri Lupien, 34, 30:27; 57, Maya Blaisdell, 10, Appleton. 30:30; 58, Natalie Owre, 11, Appleton. 30:31; 59, Sarah Godfrey, 29, Rockland. 30:53; 60, Sarah Gilbert, 26, Union. 30:54; 61, Averyl Belyea, 33, South Thomaston. 31:29; 62, Richie Catalano, 32, Thomaston. 31:30; 63, Ashley Pezanowski, 13, Rockland. 31:34; 64, Tonia Tibbetts, 39, Searsmont. 31:35; 65, Caleb Terry, 18, 31:51; 66, Alicia Costa, 32, Warren. 31:52; 67, Anne Mahle, 43, Rockland. 32:01; 68, Russ Wolfertz, 61, Owls Head. 32:15; 69, Cathy Caveney, 39, Rockland. 32:22; 70, Rob Snyder, 38, Rockland. 32:23; 71, Ayla Johnson, 16, 32:55; 72, Susan Simmons, 38, Rockland. 33:12; 73, Dennis Camber, 46, Thomaston. 33:13; 74, Ken Waltz, 51, South Thomaston. 33:21; 75, Diane Hynes, 56, Owls Head. 33:49; 76, Kimberly Hynd, 24, Thomaston. 33:54; 77, Jane Rasmussen, 74, Tenants Harbor, 35:29; 78, Everett Polches, 18, 35:36; 79, Brittany Daggett, 21, Union, 38:26; 80, Pam Fowles, 41, Rockland,  38:27; 81, Jeremy Daigle, 36, Bucksport, 38:30; 82, Dawn Place, 31, Unity,  41:15; 83, Susan Peats, 57, 43:21; 84, Dawn Dudley, 16, 43:51; 85, Heather Hynd, 55, Thomaston, 44:00; 86, Mandie Sawyer, 30, Belfast, 44:08; and 87, Dale Sherburne, 64, Benton,  46:04.

Others who may have participated, including walkers or opt-out runners, were: Katie Chilles, Jason Gallant, Mary Bumiller, Kathy Pierce, Celia MacMillan, Tina Ober, Jo Geddis, Emily Sapienza, Joe Cartes, Tasla Whittier and Eimi DeWitt.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.