Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
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.
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.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
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 >
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.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
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 come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
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.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.