Frequently Asked Questions
What do you have to do to rappel?
As an rappeller, you can reserve a spot to rappel down the Graduate Ann Arbor. In exchange for this unique opportunity, you commit to serving as a fundraiser for Friends In Deed. While there are several levels from which to choose, the basic level that reserves you a rappelling spot requires that you raise a minimum of $1,000.
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 (July 30th) 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.
What if I were to refer another edger?
Referring another edger would get you $100 off of your campaign! All they would have to do is say that you referred them in the "How'd you hear about us?" section of registration or email [email protected]org to let us know.
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.