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.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a Willie Nelson tune loud and proud.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
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.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
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")
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
Do a wheelie on a bike for 5 seconds or longer.
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a rod and reel.
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.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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.
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.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
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.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
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)
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Catch a crawdad in a creative/new way. (I.e. bacon on a piece of string works…)
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.
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a fly rod.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
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.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
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.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
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.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
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.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
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.
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!
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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. :)
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
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 >
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
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.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
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
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
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.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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.
Ride a unicycle.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
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.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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 Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.