Running zig-zag around orange cones, jumping through hula hoops, crawling through a narrow blue tube and climbing a 20-foot tall boulder were all part of the Teen Zombie Obstacle Course held on the north lawn of the Stewart C. Meyer Library in Harker Heights on Monday.

“Because it’s nearing Halloween we added a new twist for the older kids by placing Zombie type effects — like hands, feet, and other bits made of plastic — into the mix,” said Rose Ramon, event planner and library clerk. “Those running and carrying the most Zombie stuff at the end were our course winners.”

More than 25 students and parents attended the event. Sally Walker and Dylan Alosi, both from Eastern Hills Middle School, scaled the 20-foot tower provided by Boulders Sport Climbing Center.

“I loved the challenge of the obstacle course,” Anissa Gonzalez said. “We not only had to carry all that funky stuff, but we were being timed as well.”

The proudest mom at the event was Mary Davis, whose daughter Kendall Duvall, 5, a kindergartner at Cavazos Elementary School in Nolanville, made several attempts at the boulder tower.

“I’m really proud because she just overcame her fear of climbing,” Davis said.

Another mom decided to tackle the climb herself.

“It went pretty good, but I’m afraid of heights,” Olga Venn said.

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