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April 27-28   |   Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Chicago 2018

PREPARE FOR LIFT-OFF

The Cotopaxi Questival is a 24-hour adventure race where teams of 2-6 friends explore the unknown in their city and the wild spaces around it, do things they never thought possible, and share the stoke with a fun and supportive community. Make 2018 the year you step off the map of your own life and explore new spaces with Questival.

Bummer... The Chicago 2018 Questival is over now, but checkout other events we have coming up!

What you get

Luzon 18L Backpack

Each racer receives a limited-edition Luzon 18L Backpack ($40 value). Made with lightweight repurposed ripstop nylon, the Luzon is perfect for your Questival adventures and beyond.

*Available colorways vary by event. Select from a variety of options at check-in. View a complete selection of Luzon products here.

Finisher’s medal

Each participant who attends our Closing Ceremonies also receives a Questival medal!

Eyes on prizes

Teams compete to win gear and do good. Each race offers up to $5,000 in prizes!

How it works

During Questival, you and your teammates set your sights on the stars and blast off on a totally personal and authentic adventure, all within a lively festival environment. Here are the Seven Steps to Questival:

  1. Team Up

    Recruit your pals (up to six people per team) and come up with a ridiculously amazing team name. Team costumes are totally encouraged. Team chants make us swoon. Make sure everyone registers here as part of your team.
  2. Get The App

    Download the free Questival app and make sure your teammates do, too. Poke around and familiarize yourself with all the tabs. The app is how you’ll prove you accomplished challenges, how you’ll vote for challenges completed by you and other participants, and how you’ll stay in the loop on all things Questival.
  3. Check The List

    24 hours before Questival begins, you’ll receive the list of challenges in all categories, and specifics on the Event Launch.
  4. Rest Up

    Did we mention Questival runs overnight? Come well rested. Make your game plan with your teammates. Hydrate. Stretch those hammies. Put on your get psyched music.
  5. Hit The Event Launch

    Check-in, pick up your race materials, Luzon pack and free goodies, complete kickoff challenges with other teams, and enjoy music and food.
  6. Challenge Yourself

    You and your teammates complete challenges in a broad range of vertical categories and across three levels of commitment. The more categories you explore, the more opportunities you have to win Category Awards and other prizes.
  7. Share The Llama Llove

    Throughout Questival, use the app to react to other teams’ challenge successes and to celebrate your own. The more Llama Llove that’s shared, the more awards earned by everyone. Plus, sharing the llove just makes you feel nice inside. In the rare instance that you see something unfair, unsafe or just plain unllamalike, you can flag the image for a Cotopaxi staff member to review.

Chart A Course For Chicago

Event Details

FRIDAY, APR. 27 to SATURDAY, APR. 28

To check your team in, you must fill out this waiver before entering.

FRIDAY CHECK IN

6:00pm

Check in begins. Pick up your Luzon backpacks and Do Good flag. Snag some goodies.

7:00pm

All Questival App challenges go live!

8:00pm

Check-in closes. Go explore the unknown.

Launch event sponsors: Don't forget to pick up an RXBAR!

SATURDAY CLOSING CEREMONY DETAILS
Wayward, 1551 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

6:00pm

App shuts off so the award tally can begin

5:30 - 7:30pm

Swing by, pick up medals and sprint awards anytime between 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Check out cool stuff from Cotopaxi and sponsor partners, and savor your accomplishments.
Enter to win a $100 Wayward gift card and a Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket.

7:30pm

Closing ceremony closes. Go celebrate! Go sleep!

Closing ceremony sponsors: Stop by and tell us how you fueled up during Questival weekend with RXBAR.

Launch Event Location

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Volunteer

Not up for Questival this year but want to see the action from Mission Control? Sign up to volunteer in Chicago

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