Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
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.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
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.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
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.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
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.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
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.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Take a cooking class and learn to cook something new.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a Willie Nelson tune loud and proud.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Do the River Place Nature trail and dress for the occassion, it's a wet hike/jaunt. Take a picture of your favorite part of the hike.
Do a 2 mile hike around Turkey Head Trail, screenshot your route as verification. Don't get lost going down any rabbit holes.
Do a 1 mile hike around River Place Nature Trail, screenshot your route as verification.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Catch a crawdad in a creative/new way. (I.e. bacon on a piece of string works…)
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Do a 1 mile hike around St. Edwards Park, screenshot your route as verification.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Do a wheelie on a bike for 5 seconds or longer.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Get llama nail art.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
Sing a Travis Tritt song as a team at Lake Travis, in Travis County. #sotexas #sotravis
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Perform at an open mic night at a comedy club (not a karaoke bar, come on guys). Give it your best shot. #youcandoit
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
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 start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Go to a driving range and hold a team long-drive competition. Record your longest drive.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of Texas' professional sports teams.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.