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.
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.
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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.
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
Take a picture of a ghost.
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
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
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make up a song about the infamous "pizza rat" with your team and perform it on a subway platform. (Tap this challenge then tap “go” for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Sip a cup of coffee in NYC's signature "We Are Happy to Serve You" blue cup
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Go to a thrift store and create the most basic fall outfit you can.
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
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
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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."
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
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.
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.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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)
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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 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)
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 100 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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!
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
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)
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Hike to Chikahoki Falls (2 miles), take a photo at the falls.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with MetLife Stadium in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Go to Times Square put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Look up a few lines from a famous Opera and sign them in front of Carnegie Hall. The lines you sing must be in Italiano.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Visit and photograph an iconic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
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 a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Review a campground that you camped in during Questival on The Dyrt (Tap this challenge then tap GO >), join The Dyrt, search for and review a campground, then screenshot your campground review.
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
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.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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 at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Purchase a Cotopaxi product from our Merch tent (at this Questival!), and take a photo using it in the wild.
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
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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)
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.