I’M INTERESTED, BUT I HAVE NEVER RAPPELLED. IS THIS EVENT FOR ME?
Absolutely! You will received training before your rappel, including wearing a harness and working the ropes. This will allow you to get a feel for it will feel like to go Over the Edge!
IS IT SAFE?
Your safety is our top priority. In addition to day of training provided to all participants, Over the Edge is OSHA compliant and strictly follows Society of Rope Access Technicians guidelines.
WHO/WHAT IS OVER THE EDGE ANYWAY?
Over the Edge is a special-events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations across North America. Participants are invited to raise pledges in exchange for the thrilling experience of rappelling over the edge of a local building. Over the Edge takes care of all technical aspects for the event, including the insurance, professional ropes staff and equipment.
AM I OLD ENOUGH? TOO SMALL? TOO BIG?
The minimum age to rappel at this event is 18, and you must fit in the harness. You will fit if you weigh at least 100 but not more than 300 pounds.
CAN I RAPPEL WITH FRIENDS/FAMILIES/COWORKERS?
Of course! Our event is a two-rope event, which means two people will rappel per time slot. We will do our best to accommodate requests to rappel “together,” however we encourage you to form a team and get as many people as possible on board, so you may all rappel down within a specific hour of the day. We encourage you to use #giveorgo to challenge others (either you “give” to me or you “go” down yourself!)
CAN MY COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION SPONSOR THIS EVENT?
Please! We have several support levels available, some of which come with free rappelling spots. The visibility opportunities are excellent here.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING?
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee, but that counts toward your total if you meet your minimum fundraising goal of $1,000. The registration fee is a great way to demonstrate your commitment!
WHAT IF I DON’T RAISE THE MINIMUM? CAN I STILL RAPPEL?
You can do it, and we’ll be with you every step of the way! When you sign up, you will set up your personal fundraising page and we encourage you to begin to reaching out immediately to friends, colleagues, family, etc. via social media, email, snail mail, you name it. Make it fun and be creative! We will also provide you with tips and tools throughout the process to keep you moving forward. Our spots are reserved for the first 90 to reach our $1,000 minimum, so stay focused!
Rappel THIRTEEN STORIES and help raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault in our community and raise much needed funds in support of the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA.
One in three women in Utah will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
One in three women in Utah will experience sexual violence in her lifetime.
The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center is an innovative, collaborative model to help women and men in abusive relationships and those who have been sexually assaulted. We offer comprehensive, caring services from fourteen partners in one accessible location. When people seek help at the Family Justice Center, they find trauma-informed, compassionate professionals who work with them to identify their needs, help them set personally meaningful goals for a path forward, and assist them in navigating criminal justice and other systems to obtain the resources they need to change their lives. For more information, visit the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center page.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office will match the first 25 rappellers to reach the $1,000 minimum, dollar for dollar. That means that every dollar you raise for the Salt Lake Family Justice Center becomes $2 (up to your first $1,000).
We hope you’ll join us for #OverTheEdgeSaltLake Friday, October 21, 2016 Maverik Base Camp 185 South State
Your 165 foot descent down the Maverik Base Camp building will raise awareness and funds to support the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center. Rappellers will be asked to raise a minimum of $1,000.
Only 90 Adventurers will have an opportunity to rappel!