Over The Edge is a unique urban rappelling event allowing participants the chance to rappel down the Graduate Ann Arbor, a 14-story hotel in downtown Ann Arbor, all while raising money to support a good cause. It's like a walkathon or charity run, but instead of walking or running you'll be rappelling.
All you have to do is commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 from family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or whoever in benefit of Friends In Deed. And by rappelling down the Graduate Ann Arbor on September 5th, 2020, you will be supporting Friends In Deed in our mission to help low-income families who are living “on the edge.”
After paying to register, we’ll email you with all the tools to fundraise, including a personalized fundraising website.
Partner with your friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates, or family members to raise awareness and send someone over the edge: Toss the Boss, Push the Pastor (or Professor), Shove a Student -- the possibilities are endless.
What is the minimum age to rappel?
Anyone can participate in an Over The Edge event. People in their 80s and 90s rappel! The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian's signature on the legal waiver.
What is the fundraising deadline?
Event Day (September 5th) is the official fundraising deadline. If you haven't quite met your target by Event Day, you can contact Friends In Deed at [email protected] to hold your rappel spot with a credit card.
Do I need to have experience to participate?
Not at all! Our technicians will provide all the training and support your need to get Over The Edge!
Can I wear a costume?
Absolutely! Our on-site technical team will do their best to make your costume work for your rappel. The technical team has the final say in whether the costume is safe enough to rappel. Stringy, loose, or excessive costumes must be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure the vision, or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.
What is the minimum/maximum weight to rappel?
Over The Edge's safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 lbs in order to safely rappel.
What is Friends In Deed?
Friends In Deed is an organization that helps low-income families with their emergency needs: basic-needs furniture, prevention of utility shut off, the cost of an unexpected car repair and more. Friends In Deed also helps families lift themselves out of poverty through its Circles program. Circles utilizes education, goal setting, training, and relationships to help participants develop the resources and social capital they need to achieve economic independence. Want to learn more about Friends In Deed? Click here.