Over The Edge


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Challenge Yourself. Transform lives.

Join Reality Changers for something totally different! Over the Edge is a one-of-a-kind event where attendees rappel down the side of a high rise building.

Space is limited and rappel spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to registrants who raise at least $1,000. Funds raised will support first-generation youth on their college journeys.

More Information

2021 Event Photos

Prioritizing Safety

More than 1,000 Over The Edge events have been safely held in North America since 2008. Safety measures include:

  • trained and certified staff of industrial ropes experts
  • adherence to state and national OHSA laws
  • adherence to SPRAT governing procedures
  • comprehensive insurance coverage
  • site safety plan
  • pre- and post-event equipment checks and building inspections
  • oversight by a safety advisory board
  • participant training and practice

Review this abstract to learn more about safety protocols.

Frequently asked questions

No, but minors must have their waiver signed by a consenting parent or guardian and adhere to minimum weight restrictions.

Yes, participants must be between 100-300 pounds to safely fit into the harness equipment.

Yes! You will have the opportunity to practice before you go Over the Edge. This training and practice session will help you get used to the harness, rappel device and technique for descending the building!

Yes, when you reach your $1,000 fundraising minimum, we will give you a time period (within an hour) in which your rappel will take place. Please hold the entire day on your calendar, as it may be difficult to accommodate schedule change requests.

Yes, in order to be able to go Over the Edge you must donate or raise at least $1,000. Our fundraising team provides resources and support to help you reach your goal. And your registration fee counts towards that goal.

Fundraising teams are a great way to band together and raise money with your coworkers, organization, or friends! You can create or join a fundraising team when you sign up. (Or reach out to Reality Changers to create one later on.) Each member of a fundraising team must register and create their own individual page.


Please note: Individuals who plan to fundraise as part of a team but do not plan on rappelling DO NOT have to meet the $1,000 fundraising minimum. Teams that work together to meet the $1,000 fundraising minimum may nominate one member to rappel.

 When you sign up to participate in Over The Edge, you will have the option to register as an individual, join a team, or create a team. Most people will register as an individual. You can create a team if you have other friends that would like to join you or a group that wants to work together to raise funds (for example, a workplace, alumni group, or service organization). You can always create a team later if you decide to get a group together.

Resources for Fundraisers

Prizes and Goodies

After they meet the $1,000 fundraising minimum, Over The Edge participants can continue fundraising to support Reality Changers students. Reach the levels below to unlock prizes:

  • $2,000 raised = Reality Changers swag
  • $3,000 raised = reserve your preferred rappel time (first-come, first-served)
  • Top Individual Fundraiser = reserve a spot for a friend
  • Top Fundraising Team = surprise goody!

Become a Sponsor

This unique and exciting event attracts media coverage and generates buzz! By becoming an Over The Edge sponsor, you can: 

  • Connect your brand to education and community involvement
  • Reach a diverse, engaged audience of 18,000 Reality Changers supporters
  • Facilitate staff bonding with team fundraising challenges and rappelling opportunities for employees
  • Help local students achieve their college dreams
Contact Dawn Wensel, Director of Development for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
Phone: 619-516-2220
Email: Dawn@RealityChangers.org

Thank you sponsors


Volunteer for Over The Edge! Volunteers can help with event set-up, registration, photography, rope safety, guiding guests, clean-up and more.


Click here to submit a Volunteer Interest Form.