Over The Edge for Maine Veterans
We’re stepping off the edge again this year! Get in early for your chance to participate in this exciting event that benefits Maine veterans.
September 20th – VIP Night for Heroic Honors Sponsor
September 21st – Event Day
September 22nd – Makeup Event Day (If September 21st is Rescheduled Due to Weather)
Who can go Over the Edge?
Anyone of any age can participate in Over the Edge as long as they weigh between 100-300 lbs. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian’s written permission to rappel.
What is the fundraising deadline?
The deadline to raise $950 to qualify to go Over the Edge for Maine Veterans is September 20th, 2024.
What should I wear?
You’re going to be walking down the side of a building so wear good shoes. Well-fitting sneakers, light hiking boots, or other soft-soled shoes are recommended. No sandals, slip-on shoes, slippers, flip flops, high heels, or steel toed boots are allowed. Athletic pants, tights and jeans are suitable, while shorts should not be worn. The harness goes around your legs, waist, and shoulders, so it is best to avoid anything bulky. Shirts should be comfortable and without draw cords. Long hair should be tied back. Note: You will be required to leave items like keys, cell phones, or jewelry that can be dropped or get caught on things. You will be given a pair of leather gloves and a helmet for your use during the rappel.
Do I need to have experience to participate?
Not at all! Whether you are a professional rock climber or if you had to look up the word “rappel”, you can go Over the Edge. Before the rappel, each participant will be taught how to use the gear they are wearing, and instructed on safety procedures by the Training Manager.
Can I wear a costume?
Absolutely! Costumes are allowed but are subject to the same limitations as baggy clothing. Every attempt will be made to safely fit costumes around harnesses and helmets. As with shorts, it is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Stringy, loose, or excessive costumes must be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure the vision, or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.
Is it safe?
YES! Your safety and the safety of our event is Over The Edge’s number one priority. OTE adheres to the most stringent safety protocols and their event staff are all highly trained and certified industrial rope specialists. One City Center has undergone a comprehensive Site Inspection by Over the Edge Global, and passed the inspection with flying colors!
Can I bring my cell phone?
Sorry. No phones, cameras, etc. are allowed on the roof (for safety reasons.) These should be left at a secure location. GoPro cams that can be safely attached to the helmet are permitted if you have one.
Can I wear my GoPro?
Go for it! If you have your own GoPro that will attach to the helmets used by Over The Edge, and would like to wear it, you certainly can!
Can I participate if I have a disability?
This event is designed to be inclusive, meaning that persons with disabilities are able and encouraged to participate. Over The Edge can accommodate almost all special needs; however, they will need to know the details of your needs beforehand in order to properly prepare.
How does parking work on event day?
Rappellers may park on the street nearby or utilize parking garages. More information will be sent out to your email as we get closer to the event.
What should I do when I arrive on event day?
Enter the front doors of One City Center, you will see a registration table to check in. From there we will guide you on where to go next.
How can my family and friends be involved on event day?
Friends and family are welcome. Last year it was fun for the whole family. Have you family watch you as you go Over the Edge.