***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
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."
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)
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
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.
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.
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.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
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)
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. 15 second video. Include totem. Clean up the mess.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
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.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with MetLife Stadium in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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)
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Go to Great Falls Park and check out the Passaic River Falls
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
Hike to Chikahoki Falls (2 miles), take a photo at the falls.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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
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.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
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.
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.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Share a large gourd as a team, carefully create a helmet from the gord. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Clean and Jerk a hay bale that you have permission to use. Make sure to have proper form.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
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.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Take a picture of a ghost.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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.
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.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
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.
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
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.
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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)
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
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
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.
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.