More Human, Less Robot
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a picture of a ghost.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
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.
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.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
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 storebought caramel apples.
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)
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.
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.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
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.
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 or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Bike a 6 mile loop in Central Park, track with fitness app or gps and upload screenshot
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)
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Purchase a Cotopaxi product from our Merch tent (at this Questival!), and take a photo using it in the wild.
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.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
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
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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)
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."
Share a large gourd as a team, carefully create a helmet from the gord. 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!
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.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Get help from strangers and spell "OKTOBERQUEST" using one human body to make each one of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
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.
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)
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Find a lactating farm animal (i.e. cow, goat, etc.), and with permission from the owner, squirt the milk directly into your mouth.
Find a birds nest with eggs in it IN NATURE. NOT EGGS YOU BOUGHT FROM A STORE. Real bird eggs.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
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.)
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Give a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Do a wheelie on a bike for 4 seconds or longer.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Find some roller skates (not blades), and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed can not roll more than 12"
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Recreate an iconic moment from Yankee history with Yankee Stadium in the background
Show us your best fast pitch with Citi Field in the background
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.
Find and photograph "OY/YO" by Deborah Kass
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)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
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.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.