Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
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.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
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.
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.
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.
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
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)
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
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.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
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)
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.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
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.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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.
Do a backflip into a pond or lake.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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")
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
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 speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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.
Need to refuel? Find the Bobo's Oat Bar team near the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge between 11:30am and 12:30pm! Love what you tried? Let us know @eatbobos on social media.
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.
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.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
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
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (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!
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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!
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
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 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.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a Willie Nelson tune loud and proud.
Get llama nail art.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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.
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
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.**
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.