Video your best scare on a teammate.
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
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
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)
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your fancy face.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make some homemade root beer with dry ice. Give a toast to someone.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
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.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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)
Go to a busy part of downtown put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Video a teammate throwing a maple doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create your greatest "Mummy Fashion" on a teammate using Toilet Paper. (Don't waste the toilet paper, sent it home with a teammate after for good use!)
**** PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Recreate a memorable Halloween moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock. so not on private property ie, malls)
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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.
Take a photo dressed like a witch playing quittage with another team's witch. Two totems required.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you organized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (4pm-5pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at the Brentwood Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving technique on a real pumpkin.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Do the Eggnog Mile. Run a mile while drinking a 16 oz. cup of eggnog at every 1/4 mile (every lap if you're on a track). Timelapse video required. #returntosender
Do the Jack Skellington 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.
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
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.
Make your own cranberry sauce by cranberry stomping, and then eat it. #passthecranberrysauce
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)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Austin
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Find and take a team photograph with mosaic. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
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.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (1pm-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Zilker Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Take a photo or video with a real live Carya illinoinensis
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find and photograph one of the 31 enormous moonlight towers in Austin. Kinda creepy why you have them btw...
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 13th thing on the menu. #lucky13
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Show us in a 15 second tutorial how to pick the best pumpkin for carving
Power your phone with solar during the Questival
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teammate
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire (think scarves, uggs, flannel, etc). Get 100 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit #watchyerfangers
Pumpkin Bowling! Set up some homemade pins and use a pumpkin as a bowling ball.
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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)
Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
Bad luck? No such thing if you're Frankenstein. Walk like Frankenstein under a ladder.
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Make a sweet-sweet tire swing! Prove you made it though k
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Howl like a pack of wolves in a public park for 15 seconds at dawn.
Show us how to do a Butterfly Coil with a rope and carry it like a backpack
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Show us the breakfast you made while camping (premade food doesn't count) #CampEats
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Trekking poles vs no poles while hiking - Make a video about the pro's and Con's of both.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Try out the hot water bottle at the bottom of your sleeping bag technique while you sleep. Isn't it great? Tell us about it
Find and photograph the 28th state to be admitted into the Union's, official quarter.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Eat an entire mouthful of brown mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
Snack on the state vegetable of Texas
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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)
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. 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.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. 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 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.
As a team pitch a tent (without the fly) in 15 seconds
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Go to a driving range and hold a team long-drive competition. Record your longest drive.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy Fall-Day To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Go to a bowling alley and challenge a group of strangers to a 'bowl off' and go head to head with them. Losers buy drinks for the winner.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell Questival. #pinpals
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.
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.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed can not roll more than 12"
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
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.
Break a wishbone with your bestie and make a wish if you win.
Get the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 3 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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. Take a screenshot of your donation.
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Make a 15 second video pledging to OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND during the next 24hrs
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
Create a unique team motto in a foreign language
Procure a pumpkin for your team. You may need it in one of the upcoming challenges :wink:
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.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.