The Team That Shall Not Be Named
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)
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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.
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)
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from Neil Diamond as thoughtfully as possible.
During daylight hours find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds with the Golden 1 Center in the background.
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 (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
During daylight hours find and take a team photograph with this piece of art. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
As a team find a busy outdoor area and perform a scene from the state outdoor play of California, "Ramona Pageant". (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
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.
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Go to a busy pedestrian area of downtown put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Crocker Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Recreate your favorite California sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
PRIZE CHALLENGE! Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Do your best impression of the state reptile of California.
Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, 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 >
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
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)
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
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!
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Freemont park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
As a team sing the state song of California. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline that you have permission to use. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of California.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Hurdle a full-size garbage can. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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.
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.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
During daylight hours find and take a team photograph with this statue. Hint, it's not in Sacramento. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. ((Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in also don't forget your totem)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Perform another 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!
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 5th thing on the menu.
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
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)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for the Central valley of California.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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)
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Hike Clark's Hole Trail and take a team photo at Clarke's Hole.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Take a 15 second video sharing your favorite hiking trail and explain why.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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 then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing something from the group "Cake".
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Take a photo or video with the state pet of California.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Craft your own version of the California state artifact.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking! (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Write a note with 10 things you love about Sacramento and leave it for someone else to find.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele
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.
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Do the state dance of California with another team.
Take part as a competior or spectator in the dance off. Get a photo/video of the best dance moves. #goforthegold!
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Play Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation to an IRC rep at the onsite Cotopaxi Store. They'll give you a piece of fabric to write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee. We'll combine these flags from every city to create a giant display at the end of the year.
Play cornhole at the Festival with another team
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.
Take a team photo with the Mount Cotopaxi photo backdrop on the backside of the store.
Take a selfie or a team picture with one of the Questival flags.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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.