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Rappel for a Reason

Over The Edge is a unique fundraising event where attendees rappel down a building for a good cause. More than 1,000 Over The Edge events have been held in North America since 2008, and they’re coming to Nashville in support of Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury!

We’re calling all thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies to face their fears and go Over the Edge in support of our mission.

Individuals who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down 18-stories at Vertis Green Hills.

Every dollar raised will help us fund the materials needed to build affordable housing for families in our community.

The event is open to all ages. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and all participants must be within the 100 to 300-pound required weight range (as per Over The Edge safety standards). 

Space is limited and rappel spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

See FAQ section below or contact our team with questions. 


Is fundraising required?

Yes, you must raise or donate the $1,000 minimum in order to rappel at the event.

Is there an age requirement to go Over The Edge?

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

Are there weight restrictions?

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

Will training be provided before I rappel?

Absolutely! There will be certified rope experts providing training on-site to help you get adjusted to the harness, equipment, and technique before you go over the edge. No prior climbing or rappelling experience is necessary.

Can I attend the event if I’m not rappelling?

Of course! We encourage friends, family, and the community to come out and support our Edgers as they descend the 18-story building!

Safety Protocol

With over 1,000 successful Over The Edge events under their belt, safety is their specialty and our top priority.

Over The Edge 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