Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
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.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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.
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
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)
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.)
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.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
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)
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)
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
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.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Take a photo dressed like a witch playing quidditch with another team's witch. Two totems required.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
Go to a thrift store and create the most basic fall outfit you can.
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell Questival. #pinpals
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
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)
Visit the Mid-Manhattan Library and take a photo with a book that's related to NYC (i.e. The Gangs of New York)
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
Find out where the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate was photographed, go there and recreate it. Tell us the intersection in your caption
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
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.
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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."
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate a scene from Seinfeld in or around Tom's Restaurant.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Recreate an iconic moment from Yankee history with Yankee Stadium in the background
Find and photograph a handball court featuring 80's street art condemning crack cocaine
Take a photo in front of your favorite mural at the Graffiti Hall of Fame in Harlem
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Visit and photograph an iconic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
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.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Do the Egg Nog Mile. Run a mile while drinking a 16 oz. cup of egg nog at every 1/4 mile (every lap if you're on a track). Timelapse video required. #returntosender
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)
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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.
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
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
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.
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.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
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.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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 dowse a campfire.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
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.
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
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.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
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.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Get llama nail art.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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 storebought caramel apples.
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Make your own cranberry sauce by cranberry stomping, and then eat it. #passthecranberrysauce
Break a wishbone with your bestie and make a wish if you win.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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 >
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. Timelapse video. Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in.
Hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow at an archery range. #becarefultonothurtanyone
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Purchase a Cotopaxi product from our Merch tent (at this Questival!), and take a photo using it in the wild.
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)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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.