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)
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.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Knoxville
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Morningside Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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.
Take a photo outside the Knoxville Museum of Art, tell us what type of stone is on the building's exterior.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Go to the sunsphere, (during regular operating hours) and take a video from the observation deck pointing out your favorite places in Knoxville
Take a team photo in front of the East Tennessee History Center, do a little research and tell us a historical fact about Tennessee in your caption.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Run through the World's Fair Fountain while it's on, dodge the spray and try to stay as dry as possible
Clean and Jerk a hay bale that you have permission to use. Make sure to have proper form.
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)
Go to a busy part of downtown put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Get help from strangers and spell "OKTOBERQUEST" using one human body to make each one of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
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)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
As a team, sing your favorite number from a musical production in front of the Tennessee Theatre.
Upload a timelapse video of your team jogging across S Gay St Bridge
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.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Make a caramel apple, (or onion if you're feeling sassy) and share it with a friend not participating in Questival. Film their reaction. No store bought caramel apples.
Take a photo next to the Rowing Man Statue
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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."
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. Timelapse video. Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in.
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!).
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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 video a 15 second scary story around 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 come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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.
Ride a unicycle.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example 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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Eat your favorite dish featuring the state fruit of Tennessee. Tell us how it was prepared in your caption.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Knoxville 2017.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (at least 5) and body slam a teammate
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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!
Take a photo with your favorite tree and tell us how many acres of trees there are at Ijams nature center.
Take a team photo showing off your new Luzon daypack once you pick it up from Check In
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
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.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.