Smells Like Team Spirit
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Patrons (138 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA. 02134), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Recreate your favorite Boston sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Take team photos in front of your 4 favorite sites along the Freedom Trail and post a collage.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Take a photo of the Golden Grasshopper Weathervane. In your caption tell us how to pronounce the name of the building underneath it.
Take a picture at the Boston Common Memorial Day tribute. Be respectful. So many beautiful flags. :)
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Visit Edgar Allan Poe Square and recite your favorite line from his catalogue.
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)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Visit “Shaw Memorial” by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1897
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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)
Go to a busy part of Downtown Boston put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
***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 door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, 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 photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at the Boston Commons, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Massachusetts.
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.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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)
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Massachusetts state motto means to you.
Take a photo of the Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial. In your caption tell us approximately how many people died from 1692 -1693 in the Salem Witch Trials.
As a team sing the state song of Massachusetts. Sing it loud sing it proud. (*hint - it's the one written by Arthur J. Marsh)
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
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.
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 at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
Find and photograph these 6 state quarters together with your totem, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.)
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Go to a restaurant and order a bowl of Boston's finest Clam Chowder. Tell us where you went in the caption.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Take a video of a team member singing the intro of "Cheers" in front of a bar.
Take a photo in front of the oldest bar in Boston. Tell us what year it was built in your caption.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Boston
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Boston and leave it for someone else to find.
Take a photo in front of the skinniest house in Boston. Keep your distance and be respectful of the residents as the house is privately owned and occupied.
Visit the Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque, tell us how many people were killed in your caption.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
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.
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four, or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Visit the Noosa Tent and get a free sample of their delicious fare, take a picture of your team enjoying it.
Visit the High Brew Tent and get a can of High Brew for you and your teammates to keep you up the next 24 hours. Take a creative photo with your take.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
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.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.