There were no broomsticks in this race, but witches, wizards and other spirited Halloween contenders hit the course.

The fourth annual Ghost & Goblin 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run took place Saturday at Sherwood Island State Park, hosted by the Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the event is a fundraiser for its preschool program.

“It’s to raise funds for enrichment programs and the scholarship fund,” said Liz Hanlon of Westport. “It’s such a great family day,” she said. “It’s a perfect morning to come out to a beautiful location.”

The first run — a 5-kilometer that zigged and zagged throughout the state park — was won by a masked Matt Cotter of Westport, who charted a time of 20:06.

“It was fun,” he said. “I think my superhero outfit helped.”

“It’s always fun to dress up,” said Patrick Budden of Westport, who did the race with his 2-year-old daughter Emmie.

“I feel like a lot of families with young children are always looking for a Saturday event,” Hanlon said.

After the big run, the younger kids lined up for a quarter-mile heat, which looped around near the pavilion.

“I love this event because the kids dress up and they go nuts over the custard from Shake Shack and it’s just so much fun,” said Johanna Nardin of Westport.

Other local businesses donated food and drink for the event.

“And we lucked out on the weather,” Nardin said.

“It’s awesome,” said Brittany Bourassa of Westport, who ran the 5K pushing her 18-month-old son Tommy in a stroller. “It’s a beautiful day for it, so we’re excited.”