Outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi announced the expansion of its Questival 24-hour adventure race series to 50 events, including the addition of three Canadian stops, in 2017. The series started in 2014 with two events.
At each Questival event a challenge list of 300+ experiences is designated to teams, made up of two to six participants, that are tasked with creatively completing as many challenges as possible in 24 hours. Whether performing yoga poses or volunteering in soup kitchens, eating a taco with no hands or climbing a 5.10 route, each team navigates their own unique experience and adventure. Many challenges are location-specific, such as a team bike ride around Mission Bay in San Diego or taking a team photo at the Enchanted Forest at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, promoting exploration and educational opportunities. Points collection and task completion are tracked in real-time using The Questival App, available for iPhone or Android.
Each participant receives a Cotopaxi Luzon pack ($40 value), a unique team totem, swag items, and samples from event sponsors. A kick-off party at each location includes music, food, giveaways, and community-driven experiences. Prizes for winning teams at each location may include travel vouchers, Cotopaxi gear, outdoor equipment, and additional prizes from sponsors.
The 50 stops on the 2017 Questival Tour include: Austin, Feb. 17-18; Atlanta, Feb. 24-25; Tucson, March 3-4; and Las Vegas, March 10-11. Las Vegas will be a flagship event, and media access and participation is available, as with most other Questivals.
Forty-six further locations follow, including: Denver, May 12-13; Salt Lake City, July 28-29; San Francisco, September; and New York, October. The three Canadian stops include Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto in July, 2017.
The full lineup and registration details are available here: https://www.cotopaxi.com/questival