Ghosts, goblins, a vampire, a character from the movie “Avatar,” a pro wrestler and even several Rock Coast Rollers, who skated the course, were among those who made their way around the streets of Rockland’s South End Saturday morning in the annual “Scare Me” 5-kilometer road race/walk.

The popular pre-Halloween event is another in an annual series of Midcoast races hosted by Reade Brower of Camden, and others, to raise money for the Little Field orphanage in Africa.

The annual race/walk started and finished at Almalfi Restaurant. The 3.1-mile course was flat and fast and ended on the boardwalk near the Rockland Harbor.

Runners could opt-out, essentially pay to sponsor another runner/walker to participate, while still financially supporting the cause.

Thor Emery, 35, of Lincolnville was the first overall finisher, crossing the course in 17 minutes and 44 seconds. He outdistanced runner-up Jim Morse, 44, of Lincolnville, by 36 seconds. Morse finished in 18:20.

Maria Millard, 27, of Rockland was the first female finisher, crossing the line fourth overall in 18:58.

The individual 5K results (including opt-out participants and walkers, who were not timed) were: 1, Emery, 35, Lincolnville, 17:44; 2, 2, Morse, 44, Lincolnville, 18:20; 3, Andrew Cavanaugh, 50, Rockport, 18:35; 4, Millard, 27, Rockland, 18:58; 5, Grant Sorterup, 47, 19:12; 6, Eli Smith, 13, Hope, 19:41; 7, Andrew Stewart, 35, Hope, 20:04; 8, Darren Winchenbach, 30, Waldoboro, 20:10; 9, Austin Flemming, 30, Rockland, 21:22; 10, Peter Rubenstein, 48, Camden, 21:25; 11, Jacqueline Russell, 13, Rockport, 22:27; 12, Matt Cavanaugh, 22, Rockport, 22:13; 13, Melissa Kessel, 13, Rockport, 22:27; 14, Carol Manley, 57, Washington, 22:39; 15, Shawn Stockman, 46, Camden, 22:48; 16, Allison Leonard, 38, Warren, 22:54; 17, Stephanie Williams, 30, Owls Head, 23:00; 18, Emily Kessel, 12, Rockport, 23:00; 19, John-Philip Hickey, 22, Windsor, 23:21; 20, Shannon Stewart, 31, Hope, 23:37; 21, Kelly Hall, 42 Owls Head, 23:50; 22, Sarah Andrus, 56, Rockland, 24:35; 23, Gary Billington, 50, Rockland, 24:56; 24, Karrie Saltamachia, 37, Unity, 24:58; 25, Art Warren, 76, Camden, 25:02; 26, Amanda Overlock, 28, 25:44; 27, Carol Pelletier, 52, 26:12; 28, Ellen Spring, 58, Rockland, 26:16; 29, Molly Hoyt, 23, Portland, 26:41; 30, Courtney Buterbaugh, 37, Dallas, Tx., 26:44; 31, Tom Chester, 38, Lincolnville, 27:04; 32, Holly Vanorse, 28, Thomaston, 27:21; 33, Dorothy Foote, 52, 27:56; 34, Dana Fittante, 50, Camden, 28:02; 35, Karen Stevenson, 33, Round Pond, 29:21; 36, Heidi Thomson, 39, 29:32; 37, Steph Almasi, 30, Rockland, 29:42; 38, Tom Savidge, 68, Camden, 30:10; 39, Leslie Pelletier, 36, 30:21; 40, Anne Mahle, 44, Rockland, 30:57; 41, Tonia Tibbetts, 40, Searsmont, 31:30; 42, Fletcher Hall, 33, Thomaston, 31:35; 43, Mark Tibbetts, 43, Searsmont, 34:11; 44, Karen Tooley, 43, Camden, 37:10; 45, Elizabeth Cagnon, 33 Belfast, 38:19; 46, Barb Ohland, 53, 38:40; 47, Rebecca Overlock, 26, 43:36; 48, Bobbie-Jo Macomber, 21, Old Town, 47:11; 49, Mandie Sawyer, 31, Belfast, 47:48; 50, Tyler Mitchell, 16, Orrington, 51:33; 51, Scott Provost, 14, Orrington, 51:33; 52, Arinn Goody, 26, Orrington, 57:36; 53, Don Andrus, 63, Rockland; 54, Lindsay Spigel, 33, Unity; 55, Emily Davis, 13, Rockland; 56, Any Vandaveer, 37; 57, Hannah Weber, 38; 58, Jessica Tripodo, 31; 59, Maria Hankinson, 50; 60, Mark Hankinson, 49; 61, Shannon Coombs, 35, Belfast; 62, Molly Davis, 11, Rockland; 63, Mara Stockman, 4, Camden; 64, Augusta Stockman, 11, Camden; 65, Gig Kerr, 73, Union; 66, Michelle Hannan, 39, Rockport; 67, Anne Wing, 60, Rockland; 68, David Hall Jr., 16, Camden; 69, Angela Simonton, 39, Camden; 70, Stacie Mariano, 39, Washington; 71, Tricia Pendleton, 36, Camden; 72, Lori Pezanowski, 38, Rockland; 73, Meg Fowler, 37, Lincolnville; 74, Mallory Tibbetts, 9, Searsmont; 75, Emma Clayton, 17, Camden; 76, Sabrina Gilpatrick, 15, Camden; and 77, Tia Basford, 57, Washington.

Village NetMedia Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.