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.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
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.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
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")
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.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
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.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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)
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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 >
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Sing a Travis Tritt song as a team at Lake Travis, in Travis County. #sotexas #sotravis
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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)
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
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
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.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Get llama nail art.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
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.
Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Do a 1 mile hike around River Place Nature Trail, screenshot your route as verification.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
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.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
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 draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
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 cook a meal over 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 video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
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.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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.
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.**
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.