Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
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.
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
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a fly rod.
Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock, (3 miles), take a video at the top illustrating the views.
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. 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)
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Perform at an open mic night at a comedy club (not a karaoke bar, come on guys). Give it your best shot. #youcandoit
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Hike to Chikahoki Falls (2 miles), take a photo at the falls.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
Jog across the Williamsburg bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
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.
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
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed can not roll more than 12"
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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 break and quell your appetite with the official snack of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
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)
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 3 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
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.
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)
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
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.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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."
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.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
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.)
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
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
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.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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.