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)
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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.
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.
Perform the official Tennessee state folk dance with the appropriate music. Show us your moves.
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.)
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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.
Break a wishbone with your bestie and make a wish if you win.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Find and photograph "Borbor 9" by Will Vannerson
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.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Morningside Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Take a photo next to a statue of Alex Haley, tell us what book he won the Pulitzer Prize for in your caption.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Sing one of Tennessee's 9 official state songs as a team. Tell us why the heck we have 9 state songs in your caption.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
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)
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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)
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)
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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.
Chug a half gallon of the official state beverage of Tennessee. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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."
Find and photograph a living specimen of one of Tennessee's 3 State flowers. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Hug one of Tennessee's 3 state trees. Tell us what it is in your caption.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the Neyland Stadium in the background.
Take a photo with the Torchbearer statue, emulate his pose.
Film a video of your team painting or drawing something on The Rock
Take a photo outside the Knoxville Museum of Art, tell us what type of stone is on the building's exterior.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Go to the sunsphere, (during regular operating hours) and take a video from the observation deck pointing out your favorite places in Knoxville
Run through the World's Fair Fountain while it's on, dodge the spray and try to stay as dry as possible
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Catch a living specimen of either of the official Tennessee state insects. Tell us what it is in your caption. Release them when you're finished and don't let them be harmed.
Upload a timelapse video of your team jogging across S Gay St Bridge
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 100 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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")
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Tennessee
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Write a note with 10 things you love about Tennessee and leave it for someone else to find.
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)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. Clean up the mess.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline that you have permission to use. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. 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.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (at least 5) and body slam a teammate
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Get llama nail art.
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
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.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship shape.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Find and photograph "Earth Fire Water Wind" by Hanna Jubran
Take a picture of a ghost.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a photo next to the Rowing Man Statue
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a team photo in front of the East Tennessee History Center, do a little research and tell us a historical fact about Tennessee in your caption.
As a team, sing your favorite number from a musical production in front of the Tennessee Theatre.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Knoxville
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Eat your favorite dish featuring the state fruit of Tennessee. Tell us how it was prepared in your caption.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Knoxville 2017.
Take a photo with a Common Persimmon somewhere at Ijams Nature Center (tell us something the wood has been used to create in your caption)
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Take a photo with your favorite tree and tell us how many acres of trees there are at Ijams nature center.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Find and take a photo with the native plant for which Baton Rouge was named, and was known as the "Tree of Life" by Native Americans.
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.
Play a round of Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Take a photo with an American sycamore somewhere at Ijams Nature Center.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation confirmation
Take a team photo showing off your new Luzon daypack once you pick it up from Check In
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.