Boulder one problem outdoors.
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
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.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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
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.
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.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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.
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.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant with a partner and sing "Puttin' on the Ritz" like Gene Wilder and partner from Young Frankenstein.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
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.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Reverse cash cab: get in a taxi and, (if they're down to participate) ask the driver a trivia question. If they get it right, give them a cash prize.
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
***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
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
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.)
Jog across the Williamsburg bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
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
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
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)
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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)
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
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)
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
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.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
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.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
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.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
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.
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
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.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City 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.
Find and photograph "OY/YO" by Deborah Kass
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
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."
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Purchase a Cotopaxi product from our Merch tent (at this Questival!), and take a photo using it in the wild.
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 teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.