BELFAST — The day before Halloween, the first annual Belfast Lions Club “Ghostly Gallop” 5-kilometer run and walk took to the city streets with success — and interesting costumes — on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The rain held off for the runners and walkers of the spooky-themed, 3.1-mile event, which essentially started and ended at Belfast Area High School.

Taking off from the Rt. 1 overpass on Waldo Avenue, the route took participants through downtown, and back to the finish at the school.

Scene from Belfast Lions Club “Galloping Ghost” 5-kilometer on Oct. 30. Photo courtesy of Charles Lagerbom

Emily Jolliffe of Searsmont was the first finisher, and top female, with a time of 20 minutes and 57 seconds, among the 45-participant field.

Shawn Rumery of Searsmont was the first male finisher, third overall, in 21:29.

People were encouraged to wear costumes, and, to the delight of those in attendance, many did.

Those who signed-up received a t-shirt at check-in, and awards were presented to the top female and male runners, as well as age-group winners. A prize was awarded for best costume.

Scene from Belfast Lions Club “Galloping Ghost” 5-kilometer on Oct. 30. Photo courtesy of Charles Lagerbom

Proceeds from the event are slated for diabetes awareness and treatment, said Charles Lagerbom.

“The rain held off and there was a good turnout of all ages for the fun event, many in Halloween costumes,” Lagerbom said. “T-shirts were available and cider, water and bananas served at the completion of the race.”

Scene from Belfast Lions Club “Galloping Ghost” 5-kilometer on Oct. 30. Photo courtesy of Charles Lagerbom

Lagerbom said the Drinkwater School cross-country team joined the race. The Halloween-themed 5K was organized by members of Belfast Lions Club, in association with Run Belfast.

The event was sponsored by Hannaford Supermarket and crewed with the assistance of Belfast Lions and members of the Belfast Area High School’s Peer Leadership Program.

Next year’s race will be on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Scene from Belfast Lions Club “Galloping Ghost” 5-kilometer on Oct. 30. Photo courtesy of Charles Lagerbom

The individual results, with place, name, age and time listed, were: 1, Jolliffe, 21, 20:57; 2, Leslie O’Dell, 45, 21:01; 3, Rumery, 35, 21:29; 4, Ryan Welts, 41, 21:52; 5, Shiloh Field, 45, 21:5; 6, Tish Manning, 56, 23:04; 7, Don Kitchen, 43, 23:08; 8, Oak Larlee, 10, 25:28; 9, Patricia Craig, 55, 25:37; 10, Eli Field, 11, 27:36; 11, Madison Barrows, 10, 27:10; 12, Paisley Hayslip, 12, 27:40; 13, Elissa Koskela, 40, 27:53; 14, Jackson Horton, 13, 28:51; 15, Brittany Oettinger, 36, 29:08; 16, Zack Duffelmeyer, 13, 29:29; 17, Kyle Walton, 36, 30:20; 18, Mara Gallagher, 35, 30:30; 19, Charlie Young, 10, 31:20; 20, Clark Dumas, 13, 31:23; 21, Willa James, 10, 35:41; 22, Sean James, 13, 35:42; 23, Natalie Barrows, 13, 37:33; 24, Lydia Hamm, 10, 38:40; 25, Iris Larlee, 8, 39:53; 26, Lisa White, 38, 42:09; 27, Nate Larlee, 47, 42:10; 28, Greta Kitchen, 10, 44:12; 29, Aleah Armstrong, 10, 44:15; 30, Nancy Nickerson, 58, 47:59; 31, Erik NIckerson, 55, 47:59; 32, Ilsa Bewsher, 11, 49:27; 33, Saydee Grendell, 13, 49:28; 34, Riley Hall, 10, 49:28; 35, Ethan Merrifield, 25, 49:54; 36, Kathie Gass, 57, 49:54; 37, MaryLou Hutchins, 64, 52:00; 38, Seth Rudolph, 9, 52:04; 39, Hunter Woodbury, 10, 52:10; 40, Theodore Littlefield, 6, 52:28; 41, Jennifer Littlefield, 37, 52:29; 42, Pamela Lynam, 51, 52:31; 43, Roland Littlefield, 42, 52:43; 44, Luca Davison, 13, 52:49; and 45, Molly Ross, 49, 52:52.