Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
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.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
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.
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.
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
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.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
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.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
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)
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
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.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
Go to a driving range and hold a team long-drive competition. Record your longest drive.
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
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.
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.
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.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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")
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.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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!
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.
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
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
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
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
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.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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 Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.