38 & Feelin Great!
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
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.
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant with a partner and sing "Puttin' on the Ritz" like Gene Wilder and partner from Young Frankenstein.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
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.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
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
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional sports franchise in person. No statues, old screengrabs or any other facsimile.
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.
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)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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.)
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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")
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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)
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Purchase a Cotopaxi product from our Merch tent (at this Questival!), and take a photo using it in the wild.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
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."
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. 15 second video. Include totem. Clean up the mess.
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
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)
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Make your own cranberry sauce by cranberry stomping, and then eat it. #passthecranberrysauce
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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.
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate a scene from Seinfeld in or around Tom's Restaurant.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 100 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find a real life black cat; be nice and don't terrorize it.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Take a photo in front of your favorite mural at the Graffiti Hall of Fame in Harlem
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)
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.
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
Order a frozen treat at Serendipity and share it as a team
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Look up a few lines from a famous Opera and sign them in front of Carnegie Hall. The lines you sing must be in Italiano.
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)
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Recreate your favorite SNL skit at Rockefeller Plaza
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
***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
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.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
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)
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.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.