Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. ((Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in also don't forget your totem)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
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.
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on the National Mall during daylight hours.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Gateway Park West Side, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. The Questival app closes at 7:00pm plan time for the challenge.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Go to a busy part of M St in Georgetown, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Take a possessed team photo at The Exorcist Stairs.
Visit the Zero Milestone and take a video explaining its significance to D.C.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Take team photos at The White House, Capitol, Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument. Post a collage.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of D.C or Maryland's professional sports teams.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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*** 15 second video. Reenact a scene from National Treasure or Night at the Museum, the more accurate the better.
Take a 15 second video outside of your favorite Smithsonian Museum and tell why it's your favorite.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Find and take a team photograph with this piece of art during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Find and take a team photograph with this building during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court with a volleyball.
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 moment to reflect at the Titanic Memorial.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
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.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at (Meridian Hill Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan time to complete the challenge, the checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger not participating in the questival for a correct response. Record their reaction.
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)
Face swap with a stranger not participating in the Questival post a video of the results.
As a team sing the state song of Virginia. "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia". Sing it loud sing it proud.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Take a team photo at the original columns of the US capitol. Hint they're not at the capital.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
As a team hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and take a team photo or video.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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)
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship shape.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly
Create a fictional sports team for Virginia and film a 15 second promo video for this new sports team.
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional sports franchise in person. No statues, old screengrabs or any other facsimile.
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Maryland state motto means to you.
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
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. Timelapse video. Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut and a puffy cheeto.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Write a note with 10 things you love about D.C./Arlington and leave it for someone else to find.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit). Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a real guitar/ukulele.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Ride a unicycle.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline that you have permission to use. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell Questival.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for the city of Arlington.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Find and photograph the three chalk llamas hidden on the sky bridge at Gateway Park. Post a collage.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a team photo with the Washington monument in the background from the sky bridge at Gateway Park.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link, then submit a screenshot of your donation to complete the challenge
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.