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)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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)
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch or stoop complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Robert F Wagner Junior park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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.
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.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
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.
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.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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)
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)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Show us your best fast pitch with Citi Field in the background
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Take a timelapse of your team starting and finishing a cornmaze (take a photo of the begining, middle, end)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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.
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.
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)
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Clean and Jerk a hay bale that you have permission to use. Make sure to have proper form.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Brooklyn Bridge Park, near Jane's Carousel, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
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.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
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 one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
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)
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.
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
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."
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate a scene from Seinfeld in or around Tom's Restaurant.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Look up a few lines from a famous Opera and sign them in front of Carnegie Hall. The lines you sing must be in Italiano.
Recreate your favorite SNL skit at Rockefeller Plaza
Find out where the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate was photographed, go there and recreate it. Tell us the intersection in your caption
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Take a picture of a ghost.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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 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.
***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
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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)
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
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
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
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.