Like Tough Mudder Meets The Amazing Race

New year, new you.

Gettin’ in shape! Helping others! Doing something memorable!

Maybe nabbing a nice new bag for your troubles.

All of this is possible, thanks to the brand new obstacle race Questival, taking registrations now.

Questival is the brainchild of Cotopaxi, a newbie in the outdoor gear field that makes some really handsome, durable (as in lifetime guarantee) daypacks, waxed canvas jackets and stretch fleeces.


All with a nice philanthropic bent.

Cotopaxi now also has Questival, their “Amazing Race meets Tough Mudder” challenge, hitting 30 cities this year (six currently open for registration).


The challenges — all 200 of ‘em — are incredibly varied. You could go Big Wheeling downtown, you could end up competing in Go Ruck-style exercises on more rugged ground.

Or maybe get a tattoo.

To start: register with a team in a city near you, pick a 4-, 8- or 24-hour challenge window, and wait for your day and list of challenges.

You document your progress via an app, earn points based on “ruggedness,” and — no matter what — finish up at a party with bands, food trucks and drinks.

You can even win trips or gear.

See? New year’s shaping up already.