Putting the D Back in PhD
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
South San Francisco Sign - 2 mi. Easy (Take a picture next to one of the letters)
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.)
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)
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of San Francisco
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include "SF 2017".
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.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of California
Make a video of your team walking though Mescaline Grove with Jurassic Park music in the background
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Lafayette Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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)
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a photo of your team running up 163 steps of mosaic tiles steps
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Tell us what time it is using the Urbano Sundial
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Take a science-y team photo outside of the California Academy of Sciences museum. Come back another day for a proper visit (San Francisco resident free day info tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a picture with a FAKE Ursus arctos californicus
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Make a photo collage of 4 types of flowers at the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. Make sure your totem is in each photo!
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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.
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 >
Make a tutorial on how to remove the seed in an actual Persea Americana
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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 (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Partake of the "official" dish of SF (Chowder in a Bread Bowl) with no hands.
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)
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Donate $10 to the IRC by visiting https://www.rescue.org/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Mountain Lake Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Take a photo of a real live San Francisco Bison during daylight hours
Do your best "windmill" dance move in front of a real Dutch Windmill
Get llama nail art.
Make your way through the Labyrinth at Land’s End
Write a note with 10 things you love about San Francisco and leave it for someone else to find.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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.
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.
Eat an entire Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Lands End Coastal Trail - 3.5 mi. Easy (Take a picture at the Sutro Baths)
As a team, peep the Ruins of the Sutro Baths
Find and photograph a California State Quarter.
Take a photo or video with a wild Eschscholzia californica
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Take a photo of the Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection #someta
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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 15 second video and tell what the California state motto means to you.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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)
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a 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 document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. (Don't forget the totem)
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
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.
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.
Visit the San Francisco pet cemetery
Andy Goldsworthy's art installations loop in the Presidio - 2.7 mi. Easy (Take a picture at the Woodline)
Take a selfie in front of a Yoda Fountain
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a team photo with your new Luzon backpacks in a creative way. #art
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.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.