Take a video of a real gator FROM AFAR on a Brazos Bend State Park hiking trail
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
Make a caramel apple, (or onion if you're feeling sassy) and share it with a friend not participating in Questival. Film their reaction. No store bought caramel apples.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Make a team video explaining why everything is bigger in Texas
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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 >
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (4pm-5pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at the Smither Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
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)
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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.
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."
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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 >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Go ahead and press the Big Red Button on the Preston Street Bridge. Take a video showing us what it does.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Show us the tallest thing you can hurdle.
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.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds somewhere downtown Houston
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (1pm-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Spotts Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Impress us with your connections/access to one of Texas professional sports teams.
Find and take an instagram worthy photo on the suspension foot bridge over Buffalo Bayou
Take a photo of the "Beer Can House"
Houston we have a problem Get creative and show us how Houston solves everyones problems.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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)
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Find a spider, and sing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" as you film it doing whatever it happens to be doing
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Rake up a trash bags worth of leaves for a neighbor with their permission.
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Take a photo on the boardwalk at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Take a picture a Dasypodidae in the wild
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Take a team photo at Gerald D. Hines "Water Wall"
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat an entire mouthful of brown mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Using baseball mitts and a regulation ball, play catch with an old-timer. Ask him who their favorite member of the 61 Yankees is.
Challenge a teammate's parent to a speed walking competition
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat #hiyageorgie
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video a teammate throwing a maple doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
Howl like a pack of wolves in a public park for 15 seconds at dawn.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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.
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Partake of the state dish of Texas with no hands.
Bad luck? No such thing if you're Frankenstein. Walk like Frankenstein under a ladder.
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!)
Snack on the state vegetable of Texas
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Find and photograph the 28th state to be admitted into the Union's, official quarter.
Break a wishbone with your bestie and make a wish if you win.
Write a note with 10 things you love about sweet-sweet Houston and leave it for someone else to find.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Make a 15 second video showing us the best way to roast some dang pumpkin seeds #pumpkinguts
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teammate
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Take a picture of a ghost.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
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)
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 13th thing on the menu. #lucky13
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.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.