The Cotopaxi Questival Adventure Race, partnered with High Brew Coffee, Country Archer Jerky, the International Rescue Committee, and Nothing But Nets, will be making it’s way across the country throughout 2017.
The Questival is 24-hours of pure mayhem—teams of 2-6 people compete in over 300 challenges ranging from the outdoors, fitness, food, service, and urban adventure to win prizes and more. Some say it’s like earning as many Boy Scout badges as you can in 24 hours, others call it their personal Amazing Race—everyone agrees it’s 100% worth it.
Teams compete in a variety of challenges that encourage them to make memories, challenge themselves, and do good.
Example challenges include:
- Camp overnight in the wilderness.
- Start a fire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
- Write a note with 10 things you love about Colorado, and leave it for someone else to find.
- Relax and do some tai chi on Boulder’s Pearl Street.
- Hold a planking contest with your team.
- Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park and recycle what you can.
- Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
- Act out a favorite scene from a movie.
- Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
- Take a team photo with “Articulated Wall” by Herbert Bayers after the sun has gone down.
- Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Participants upload their photos and videos from completed challenges to the Questify App. At the end of the 24 hours, the team with the most completed challenges and likes from their peers are the ultimate champions. While winning is fun, it’s not all about the points. Cotopaxi’s VP of field marketing, Seth King, states,
“We’re all about encouraging people out of their adventure comfort zones and into a world of discovery and service. The core objective of Questival is to remind people that adventure is right outside your front door, and we’re going to help you find it.”
Past participant and Colorado local Max Spiro said, “At Questival, you get to do extraordinary things in ordinary places. Simple locations around Denver, places that I would pass daily, took on a special memory because I completed a challenge that took me to them. Now, I just need to think ‘Questival’ to bring out a smile as I pass by.”
The kickoff festival for each Questival begins at 5PM on Friday. At 7:30, teams disperse to complete whichever challenges they choose, interacting with other participants and locals in the area. Looking to try something completely new?
Check out the event calendar here: https://www.cotopaxi.com/pages/events-questival-home