Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Robert F Wagner Junior park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Purchase some Bratwurst from a reputable source and grill them up and eat them. #oktoberfest
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
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
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
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")
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with a drawing of your favorite classic movie monster. Frankensteins Monster, Ghost, Witch, Dracula or Mummy.
****PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Donate blood while wearing dracula teeth.
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
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Visit Grand Central Terminal and identify and point out Taurus on the ceiling
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
Bike a 6 mile loop in Central Park, track with fitness app or gps and upload screenshot
Visit the Mid-Manhattan Library and take a photo with a book that's related to NYC (i.e. The Gangs of New York)
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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."
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
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!
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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.
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)
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
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.
Do the Jack Skelington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Go to a thrift store and create the most basic fall outfit you can.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Brooklyn Bridge Park, near Jane's Carousel, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
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
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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!).
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Find and photograph "OY/YO" by Deborah Kass
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
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.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
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.
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
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 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Visit the smallest piece of private property in NYC. Take a photo of your team standing around it holding hands.
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Jog across the Williamsburg bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
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)
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
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
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.