Trains for Gains
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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)
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons."
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-6pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Post Office Park, (next to Tommy's Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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.
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)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Go to a busy part of Commercial Street put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Hike to the top of Bradbury Mountain in Bradbury Mountain State park, (2 miles). Take a video showing us the views from the top.
Reenact your favorite scene from a movie adapted from a Stephen King book
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Take a team photo with the World's Largest Rotating World in the background. Tell us what scale the model is designed at.
During the 24 hours of Questival, visit 3 different islands. Upload a photo collage with photos of your team visiting each island (your team must be standing in front of some sign or iconic location to make it obvious which islands you visited)
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. Timelapse video. Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Visit 3 different lighthouses and upload a photo collage of your team at each one. Tell us where you went in your caption.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Maine
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Back Cove Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Visit http://www.portlandmuralinitiative.org, find 3 murals by local artists and upload a photo collage of your team visiting them.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Hike to Jewell Falls in Fore River Sanctuary, (2 miles). Take a team photo at the only natural waterfall in the entire State of Maine.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves.
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Drive over the Albany Covered Bridge
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Take a photo at Sabbaday Falls
Recreate your favorite scene from The Breakfast Club in honor of Porland native Judd Nelson, who played John Bender.
Take a team photo at the top of Cathedral Ledge
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
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)
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Hike to the top of Mt. Crawford in Crawfort Notch State Park, (5 miles). Take a video at the top illustrating the 360 degree views of the White Mountains.
Give a toast to one of your teamates and then take a swig of the official State Soft Drink of Maine. Tell us what it is in your caption.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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 nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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 nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit). Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Portland 2017.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Eat a spoonfull of the official State Sweetener of Maine. Tell us what it is in your caption
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Run into the ocean as a team while holding hands and cheering
Take a team photo at the Old Orchard Beach Pier
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on Commercial Street
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Take a team photo in front of the Portland Observatory. Tell us what year it was built in your caption.
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.
Take a photo next to a piece of the Berlin Wall. Tell us what year the Berlin Wall came down in your caption.
Find and photograph a statue of Portland Native John Ford. Tell us one of the films he won an oscar for in your caption.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Portland
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Take a team photo in front of Our Lady of Victories
Find and photograph a statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Tell us why he's important in your caption.
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.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation to receive points for this challenge.
Play a round of Giant Connect Four or Cornhole at the Festival with another team.
Pick up your 18L Luzon Daypack, and take a team photo showing us which colors you chose.
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.