The Recess Gang

Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
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Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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Giving water bottles to runners and homeless on this hot Texas day! #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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Leanna donated a huge bag of clothing! #questival
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.
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Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
My favorite personal forms of transportation. Scooters and walking πŸ‘πŸΌ #questival
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
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Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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Backpack skills! #questival
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
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Our favorite spot is where you can view the city! #questival
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
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Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
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Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
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Two brunettes don't make a blonde #questival
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.
"I smell the difference" #questival
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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You don't know you're beautiful #questival
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
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Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Urban hammocking= hammocking with trees off the freeway #questival
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")
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Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
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Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
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Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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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.
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Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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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.
Recycling left bag, trash on the right #ReduceReuseRecycle #questival
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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70s? #questival #toomanycooks
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
#yousuck #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
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Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
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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.
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Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Llamariffic #questival
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)
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Surprisingly 18 seconds! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸΌ #questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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Swimming on a skateboard 😏 #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
"We met both traveling for business in Austin. I lived in New York, he lived in Michigan. We kept together by playing phone tag for 3 years before deciding to take the plunge and move back to the city we first met. That was 4 years ago" #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
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Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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@JKCoreden @latelateshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
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Off the fourth floor! #questival
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
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Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
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Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
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Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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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 >
Melonhead #questival
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
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Sing a Travis Tritt song as a team at Lake Travis, in Travis County. #sotexas #sotravis
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Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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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)
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Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
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Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
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Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
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#questival #overthetop
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
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Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
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Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
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While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanelβ„’.
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Chanel - 'Come Gather By the Fire' #questival
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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Shadows dancing on the ceiling! #questival
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
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Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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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
I donated $50 to Texas Autism Society and will be participating in a fundraiser on April 2nd. I also will be helping with set up and take down! #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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Do the River Place Nature trail and dress for the occassion, it's a wet hike/jaunt. Take a picture of your favorite part of the hike.
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Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
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Find a birds nest with eggs in it IN NATURE. NOT EGGS YOU BOUGHT FROM A STORE. Real bird eggs. Document them but do not touch.
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Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
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Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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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.
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Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
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Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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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.
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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.
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Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
With Team Its a Llamaful Life! #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Great artist that we found spray painting his art!! #questival
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
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Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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Get llama nail art.
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Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
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Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
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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.
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Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
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Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
We went on a 1 mile hike at Walnut Creek Park and nature trail! Our favorite parts were the nice shaded areas and the cool bridges #questival
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
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Do a 1 mile hike around River Place Nature Trail, screenshot your route as verification.
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Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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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.
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Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
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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.
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Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
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Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
#questival #recessgang #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
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Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
#questival #forthosewhodo
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
#questival #cotopaxi
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.
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While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
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While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Peanut butter #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
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I like big bags and i cannot lie- syncronized dance moves and all #questival
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
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Call Me Maybe πŸ“ž #questival
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
#questival #teamwork #questival #cotopaxi
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
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While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
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SUPER clever way to roast a marshmallow= Comedy Central style roasting #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
#questival #questival
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
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While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
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Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
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I'm Walking On Sunshine- NOTE: totem is visible at end of video- it is hanging on the door of the tent (orange flag) I remembered just in time before ending the video 😬 #questival
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
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Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
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#sweetberrywine #questival
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
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The brains of multiple teams is better than one. Kept this fire going!! #questival
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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He didn't want the flowers. I think she scared him. #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.
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Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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All the trust #questival
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
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Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
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Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
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Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
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Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
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Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
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Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
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When you force the guys on your team to dance just for kicks #questival #forthosewhodo
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
#candid #clumsy #recessgang #questival #cotopaxi
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
He got her crabs. #questival
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
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Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
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Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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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.
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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.**
#TeamRecessGang #HighBrewCoffee #questival #forthosewhodo
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
#TheRecessGang #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
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