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)
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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."
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.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
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.
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a rod and reel.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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
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
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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)
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
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.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Eat a slice of pizza from every borough. Upload a photo collage showing where you bought each slice.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
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
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Sip a cup of coffee in NYC's signature "We Are Happy to Serve You" blue cup
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Go to a thrift store and create the most basic fall outfit you can.
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.
Find a real life black cat; be nice and don't terrorize it.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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.
Jog across the Williamsburg bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Find and photograph a handball court featuring 80's street art condemning crack cocaine
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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 not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
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.
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.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Find a way to photograph the WWI fighter plane on top of 77 Water Street. Make sure you have permission to be at your vantage point. Don't forget your totem.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
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.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Visit the Statue of Liberty, tell us what is at her feet and why it's important
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
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.
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make up a song about the infamous "pizza rat" with your team and perform it on a subway platform. (Tap this challenge then tap “go” for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
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)
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Find some roller skates (not blades), and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
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.
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Get llama nail art.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
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.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building 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.
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional sports franchise in person. No statues, old screengrabs or any other facsimile.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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)
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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")
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
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)
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a picture of a ghost.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Clean and Jerk a hay bale that you have permission to use. Make sure to have proper form.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
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.
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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)
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
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.
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
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.