The Guardians of the Cotopaxi
Take a picture of a ghost.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Robert F Wagner Junior park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Send a net. Save a life. - As a team Donate $10 or more to Nothing But Nets at nothingbutnets.net/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch or stoop complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Reverse cash cab: get in a taxi and, (if they're down to participate) ask the driver a trivia question. If they get it right, give them a cash prize.
In a space that allows, purchase and shot put a pumpkin (the size of a shot put shot) as far as you can and measure the distance. Clean up whatever mess you make.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Go to Times Square put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 3 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make up a song about the infamous "pizza rat" with your team and perform it on a subway platform. (Tap this challenge then tap “go” for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Bike a 6 mile loop in Central Park, track with fitness app or gps and upload screenshot
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Look up a few lines from a famous Opera and sign them in front of Carnegie Hall. The lines you sing must be in Italiano.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Share a large gourd as a team, carefully create a helmet from the gord. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Sip a cup of coffee in NYC's signature "We Are Happy to Serve You" blue cup
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Do the Jack Skelington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Find and photograph a statue featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland by artist Jose de Creeft
Visit and photograph an iconic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Go to a public place and eat an onion like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Upload a timelapse video of a teammate running up 10 flights of stairs as fast as they can. Tell us your time in your caption.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Give a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Take a break and quell your appetite with the official snack of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
Find an IRC rep and ask them to tell you a fact about the IRC's mission to help refugees. Upload a video of something you learned, and expressing support for refugees. (IRC reps wearing yellow buttons)
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.