Saturday, June 2, 2018
and Go Over the Edge for the
United Way of Reno County
and Our 26 Non-Profit Partner Agencies
No Experience Necessary!
This unique urban adventure will be your chance to join (and/or support) up to 143 fellow thrill seekers at the top of The First National Bank building, combining:
- the thrill of a 93' rappel - Click Here for What to Expect
- the satisfaction of knowing you had a positive direct and measurable impact on Reno County families and individuals in need
- very cool prizes for the Top Fundraisers
- the priceless opportunity to toss your boss, Over the Edge, for a great cause!
On June 2, 2018 our intrepid adventurers, and possibly reluctant but good humored management (Toss the Boss), will Go Over the Edge, rappelling down one of the tallest buildings in downtown Hutchinson for the benefit of the United Way of Reno County and our 26 partner agencies!
To Go Over the Edge, each "Edger" will need to fundraise $1,000 prior to the event! But rest assured that this is not a solo effort. United Way staff will be right there beside you, providing fundraising assistance, guidance, and a personal fundraising page for you to share with friends, co-workers, and family!
This is not your typical rock climbing rappel!
You will be wearing a full - body industrial harness and using an industrial descender to go down. You can control your speed to a certain extent. Should you go too fast the back - up device will engage. Getting your weight off the roof and into the harness is the difficult part for most people. You will have an opportunity to practice your technique during training, and an OTE Technician will guide you through these first few steps.
Once you’re over the edge, you will have a radio to communicate with your OTE Technician, but basically you are on your own. Don’t forget to stop and take in the view! It will take between 5 to 15 minutes to get to the bottom. You can stop to rest or switch hands if you need a break. If you keep your feet on the concrete, it is easy to maintain the correct position. You won’t spin around or drift into the building. You can maintain the correct position by sitting up in your harness as if you were sitting in a swing. An Over the Edge staff member at the bottom of the rope will help keep you from spinning. Once you’re within 20’ of the ground, your landing will be assisted by the Over the Edge staff.