No, but minors must have their waiver signed by a consenting parent or guardian.
Yes, participants must be between 110-350 pounds to safely fit into the harness equipment.
You’re going to be walking down the side of the building so wear good shoes. No sandals, slip-on shoes, slippers, flip flops, high heels or steel toed boots are permitted. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. The harness goes around your legs, waist and shoulders, so it is best to avoid anything too bulky. Long hair must be tied back. You will be given a pair of gloves and a helmet to wear while you rappel.
If you want to wear glasses, you will need to use Croakies or some other eyewear retainer to keep them from falling.
Unfortunately friends of the participants will not be allowed on the roof top. The roof is a restricted access area. Give Kids The World will have an event photographer taking pictures from the roof, ensuring that each participant gets a picture of himself or herself going over. However, your family and friends CAN watch from the pool deck. This area will have the best view for photographs!
Absolutely! Over the Edge has never had a single incident or accident at any event since their inception in 2003. Every Over the Edge event is set up as an industrial worksite and as a result is compliant with all federal and state OSHA Fall Protection Standards and OSHA Federal and State Laws. Further to this, our policies and procedures adhere to the best practices identified by IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) counsel. This counsel is a strict regulatory body that has regimented guidelines and safety protocols that far exceed the OSHA, Workers Compensation and state labor codes. To read more about safety, visit the Over the Edge site.
All members of the Over the Edge technical team are IRATA and SPRAT certified industrial rope access technicians. We also rely on the help of volunteers from local fire departments, SWAT teams and AMGA Guides to assist with the ropes. All have extensive training in areas like rope rescue and/or are instructors in rope rescue or climbing.
The Over the Edge technical team regularly orders new ropes. They are inspected by our qualified technical staff at the start and end of each event. During the event, safety checks are performed for each person before they rappel, and every 2 1/2 hours the team re-inspects all the rigging.
Yes! You will have the opportunity to practice before your big rappel. This practice session will help you get used to the harness, rappel device and technique for descending the building!
Yes, we will give you a time period (within an hour) in which your rappel will take place.
Parking will be free for the edger, a validation slip will be provided at check in. Parking for spectators will be regular hotel price.
YES, we will have rope instructors as well as a complete safety rundown and what to expect prior to your rappel
You should arrive at least one hour before scheduled rappel.
Yes, in order to be able to go Over the Edge you must donate or raise at least $1,000
Yes, we have multiple levels of fundraising incentives available
The first 75 registrants to raise $1,000 will be guaranteed a spot to go Over the Edge but fundraising efforts won’t stop there! The following are incentives to take participant fundraising to new heights!
The top fundraiser will receive 4 2018 Platinum Pass vouchers for Cedar Fair parks
There will be a VIP Courage party held at Skeletons Museum on 2/8/17 7-9pm for those that meet their fundraising goal! Details to come.
We will be hosting our Courage Party on February 8, 2018 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Skeletons Museum located in the I Drive 360 complex.
Everyone that meets their goal will be invited to attend with a guest!