Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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.
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Photo. Totem Required.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Hit a bullseye on a real dartboard from regulation distance, it's 7 feet 9.25 inches FYI.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
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.
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
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")
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
***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
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
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)
Find out where the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate was photographed, go there and recreate it. Tell us the intersection in your caption
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
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.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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)
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Recreate a scene from the movie Cliffhanger at Umpire Rock in Central Park
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
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.
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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."
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Upload a timelapse video of a teammate running up 10 flights of stairs as fast as they can. Tell us your time in your caption.
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a picture of a ghost.
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
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
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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)
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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
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.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.