Questival

30 Photos: Capturing the Questival Magic


As the sun sets Friday night, hundreds of Questers gather to embark on a 24-hour adventure—an adventure where they really don’t know what to expect, where they are going to end up, or how many strangers are going to become lifelong friends. The result? Unbreakable bonds, exhilarating experiences, and a closer connection to nature. As participant James Roh states, “Questival is what every weekend should be: a ridiculous time with friends in awesome places.”

A team from Questival Las Vegas takes a selfie with Llama Miguel at the pre-race festival. Photo by James Roh.

Participant at Questival San Francisco completes a pre-event challenge. Photo by James Roh.

Questival Pre-Event Challenge #223: Donate to Cotopaxi’s partner the International Rescue Committee. Receive a piece of fabric from a Cotopaxi staff member, and write a “Message of Hope” to a refugee. We’ll combine these flags from every city to create a giant display at the end of the year. Flags with “Messages of Hope” hang for every to observe at Questival Las Vegas. Photo by James Roh.

Never pass up the opportunity to take a selfie with a llama.

Participants from Questival Las Vegas receive their totems from the stage. Once the race starts, the DO GOOD flag will need to be in every challenge submission. Photo by James Roh.

Llama Miguel leads the crowd in a dance-off minutes before 7:30PM—when the Questival race begins. Photo by James Roh.
Llama Miguel leads the crowd in a dance-off minutes before 7:30PM—when the Questival race begins. Photo by James Roh.

The crowd cheers as the countdown to the Questival commences. 10..9..8…Photo by Trevor Woods at Questival Salt Lake City.

The race has begun! A team from Salt Lake City races to begin their challenges. Remember: There are over 300 challenges, and teams choose which ones they want to complete. You can choose your own adventure!

Challenge #185: While camping in the wilderness, sing a pop song around your campfire. Photo by James Roh at Oktoberquest Salt Lake City.

Challenge #185: Share a campsite with another team. Photo by @rosieoxposie from Questival Las Vegas.
Challenge #185: Share a campsite with another team. Photo by @rosieoxposie from Questival Las Vegas.

Challenge #179: While camping in the wilderness, come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s’more. Photo by @luna_n_cj from Questival Sacramento.

How do you DO GOOD in the wilderness? Photo by James Roh.

Challenge #151: Make a meal over a campfire.

Challenge #204: Successfully cross a slackline.

Challenge 235: Hold a Naṭarājāsana (yoga move) in a creative outdoor (scenic) location.

Challenge #85: Completely immerse yourself in a body of water.

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Challenge #79: Visit the farmer’s market.

Challenge #27: Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.

Participants at Questival Las Vegas complete a surprise challenge: make up a team cheer.
Participants at Questival Las Vegas complete a surprise challenge: make up a team cheer.

Challenge #100: Take a photo in front of your favorite piece of street art.

Challenge #206: Hike to Diamond Fork Hot Springs. Photo by James Roh at Oktoberquest Salt Lake City.

 

Challenge #51: Write 10 things you love about California and leave it somewhere for someone else to find. Photo from Questival San Francisco.

 

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Challenge 50: Visit Red Rock Canyon National Monument. Photo by @abi_gailz from Questival Las Vegas.

Challenge 42: Develop a handshake with some strangers you meet during the 24 hours.

Make a pancake in the shape of a llama. Photo by @kelseyhumpherys from Questival Triangle.

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Challenge #128: Use charcoal from your campfire to draw a picture of a llama. Drawing by Thano Cianci from Questival Sacramento. Posted by @banugk.

Everyone needs a nap around 2 p.m. … but keep going! There are still 5 hours left.

Challenge 102: Visit the Evolutionary Rainbow. Photo from Questival San Francisco.

Challenge #299: Take a moment and watch the sunset. Photo by @coltancaveman from Questival Atlanta.

That’s a wrap. Gather your most adventurous friends, and join us for 24 hours you’ll never forget. Check out our event calendar to find a race near you.


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