Rising above the stigma of leprosy takes new heights with Over The Edge. On September 14, participants will rappel 5 stories down the side of the Podium Building in Lehi, UT. Participants each raise $1,000 or more for Rising Star Outreach.

Rising above the stigma of leprosy takes new heights with Over The Edge. On September 14, participants will rappel 5 stories down the side of the Podium Building in Lehi, UT. Participants each raise $1,000 or more for Rising Star Outreach.

About the Event

Are you or someone you know seeking adventure and eager to make a difference? Over The Edge is the event for you! Fundraising reaches new heights as participants rappel down the five-story Podium Building in Lehi, Utah. Join Rising Star Outreach on September 14th, 2024, and take a leap towards conquering leprosy.

Participants pledge to raise at least $1,000 by September 7th, 2024, to join this exhilarating adventure. Rally your friends, family, and coworkers to help you reach your fundraising goal and go Over The Edge! The funds raised will provide vital medical care, education, and community development for thousands in need.

Every day, individuals affected by leprosy face incredible challenges. Let’s take on this challenge together to show that they, too, can overcome anything!

To go Over The Edge you will need to register, pay a $45 registration fee to hold your spot, then start fundraising! You will need to raise a total of $1,000 to go Over The Edge. However, there’s no reason to stop there! There are prizes and perks for those who raise more than $1,000 to alleviate more people. 

All rappellers are given tools to help them reach and be successful in their fundraising to hit that $1,000 mark. See FAQ for more info, or reach out to events@risingstaroutreach.org for further information.

Know someone who’s a daredevil or maybe someone afraid of heights? Challenge your friends, family, or colleagues to take the plunge!

At Rising Star Outreach, we understand that going Over the Edge pushes many out of their comfort zones. Supporting individuals through difficult experiences is what we do best. Just as we uplift those affected by leprosy from debilitating  circumstances, we encourage you to take on this thrilling challenge. Going Over the Edge is a big step, but it’s a much larger leap for those facing intimidating struggles every day.

Fill out the form below, and we’ll take care of the rest by sending the challenge their way!

If you and another BOTH choose to rappel, you can compete in the “Rappel Rivalry”! Enjoy extra perks, a variety of prize options, and even higher stakes!

 

Pick your Rival: whether its a friend, colleague, coworker, or anyone ready for a fun face-off.

Set the Stakes: Together, decide if the loser must wear a silly costume, post an embarrassing picture, or even the ultimate humiliation—skipping the rappel altogether!

Rally your Supporters: The person who raises the most money wins and gets to watch their opponent suffer the consequences.

Rappel: Conquer your fears and rappel down a building—all for a good cause!

See who comes out on TOP: The highest earning Rivalry team will earn a prize! 

Over The Edge would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Have your company or organization join us in bringing Over The Edge to life! For sponsorship questions or commitments, email tawna@risingstaroutreach.org.

FAQ’s

So… You’ve decided to go Over the Edge. What next?

After you register to rappel, you will receive an email with the information to set up your personal fundraising page. You will also be placed in an email group that sends event updates. If you did not receive an email after registering, please contact tawnafowler@risingstaroutreach.org

Who can participate in Over the Edge?

Anyone dedicated to lifting those with leprosy and wants to step up to the challenge is welcome to participate! There are a few requirements: Participants must weight between 100 and 300 pounds and raise a minimum of $1,000 by *September 7th, 2024. Participants must be over the age of 18. No prior experience is necessary, just enough courage to go Over the Edge!

*Special exceptions for those permitted. All Sponsors must pay in full before the event. 

How do I guarantee my spot?

You guarantee your spot by raising $1,000 or more. We will book Rappelers in spots as soon as they hit the minimum fundraising goal. If you exceed $1,500, you will have the opportunity to book a specific time slot on the day of the event.

What can I expect on event day?

There will be food trucks, music, announcers, booths, and a party feel! Come expecting to have fun, and invite friends and family to join! 

​​Please arrive one hour prior to your rappel time at 1650 Digital Dr, Lehi, UT. Rising Star Outreach volunteers will be onsite to direct you and take you through the staging area to training and then your rappel! After you have successfully completed your challenge you are free to watch other rappels or leave the event.

What happens if it’s raining on event day?

Typically Over the Edge can operate in rain. When rain, lightning, wind or heat become extreme, the event will be delayed at least 10 minutes from the last observed strike or sound of thunder or until the conditions ease and are deemed safe by event personnel. Event organizers will reach out to all participants if weather affects rappel time.

Once you have signed up for your rappel, we will notify you in case of a full day rain delay.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. You will be provided with helmets, harnesses and all other rappelling equipment needed. No sandals, slip-on shoes, slippers, flip flops, high heels, or steel toed boots will be allowed.

We ask that you wear long pants. Athletic pants, tights, and jeans are fine. The harness goes around your legs, waist, and shoulders, so it is best to avoid anything too bulky. Shirts should be comfortable and without draw cords or embellishments that could get caught. Long hair should be tied back.

Please also note: all personal items including cell phones and cameras must be left at registration.

How long do I have to raise the funds?

You have until September 7, 2024 to raise the $1,000 minimum. If you are far behind nearing the minimum fundraising amount a month out and still wish to rappel. Rising Star Outreach will reach out the negotiate the best possible practices to send you Over the Edge!

All funds raised towards lifting those affected by leprosy. Each dollar raise will go towards medical care, community development, and education. You are doing INCREDIBLE work!

Is this event safe?

Every Over The Edge event sets up as an industrial work site that is OSHA compliant and based on IRATA and SPRAT rigging and safety best practices. We use industrial equipment that is similar to the gear used by professionals in the rope access industry. Our event staff includes some of the best and highly trained rope access technicians in the world. Our impeccable safety record is a testament to these high standards. Each event site has a comprehensive Site Inspection & Safety Plan completed and if every potential risk cannot be mitigated, then the site will simply not be approved. For a more detailed explanation click here.

What happens if I fundraise more than $1000?

Stay updated on all things Over the Edge! We’ll be announcing exciting prizes and more for our fundraisers. Here’s a sneak peek: The rivalry with the highest donation, the individual with the highest donation, and the individual with the most donor supporters will ALL win a prize!

How can I support my friend going Over the Edge?

Click on any of the various donation boxes on the current website page. Make sure to “credit a team member” and choose your friend’s personal icon. Your donation will go directly towards their personal fundraiser.