Take a picture of a ghost.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
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)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
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.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
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)
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
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.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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."
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)
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Brooklyn Bridge Park, near Jane's Carousel, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
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.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
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.
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
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!
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
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")
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
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)
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Pick up 13 pieces of litter at Commodore Barry Park and take a picture of your haul before discarding it in the appropriate receptacle. #fridaythe13th
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)
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
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
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.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.