Rappelling Questions

Who can go Over the Edge with Habitat NOVA?
Edgers must be at least 14 years old and weigh between 100 and 300 lbs. No experience necessary!

Once you’ve met your fundraising goal of $1,000 or more, we’ll contact you to schedule your rappel time for Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Is Over the Edge safe?
Yes, absolutely! Over the Edge has never had a single incident or accident since their inception in 2003. Every event is set up as an industrial worksite and is compliant with all federal and state OSHA Fall Protection Standards and OSHA Federal and State laws. Their policies and procedures adhere to the best practices identified by IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) counsel — a strict regulatory body that has regimented guidelines and safety protocols that far exceed the OSHA, Workers Compensation, and state labor codes.

Will I be trained?
Certified team members train you on the equipment, ensure the gear fits properly, and attach you to the rope. You’re always in radio communication with a rope technician and as you approach the bottom, a team member will help with your landing.

How long will it take to complete the rappel?
Depending on your desired speed, rappelling takes 15-20 minutes to reach the ground. You’ll be in constant radio contact with our rope technicians during your rappel. We encourage you to go slow and take in the whole experience. The view is unbelievable!

Other Questions

What do I need to do to participate?
Register! Habitat NOVA is partnering with Pure Charity for the technologies to manage our fundraisers for Over the Edge. To start fundraising, follow these steps:

  1. First, if you don’t have a Pure Charity account already, make one here:

    Sign Up

    If you already have one, sign in here:

    Sign In

    Once signed in, you’re ready to make your fundraiser.

  2. Click here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. What’s your one-time funding goal? You must raise at least $1000 to secure your rappel spot, but you can make this goal well over that. What will you try to raise? Edit as needed, then click Continue.
  3. Fill in your first name where you see “[Your Name]” under Fundraiser Name.
  4. Want to personalize your fundraiser? In the Fundraiser’s Story, you can make this fundraiser unique to you. Why are you going Over the Edge for Habitat NOVA? What impact do you want to make? Like what you see as is? You can leave this alone.
  5. Scroll down, accept the terms, and then click Start my fundraiser.
  6. Donate the first $100 to your fundraiser. You are not officially registered until you do!

You’re ready to fundraise!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 703-521-9890 x102 or email Marisa Donovan at [email protected].

How can I become a Sponsor?
Corporate sponsorships are available! This event is going to be an energetic, high-profile fundraiser – not your typical golf tournament! Click the button below to download corporate sponsorship opportunities. If you or your company are interested in participating, contact Penny Bolden at 703-521-9890 x103 or at [email protected].


What is a Credit Card Guarantee form?
The credit card guarantee form states that you are committed to participating in Habitat NOVA’s Over the Edge fundraiser as an “Edger” and in return for a guaranteed rappel time, you will fundraise or pay a total of $1,000. If you have not fundraised the full $1,000 by 12:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, your credit card on file will be charged the difference. Click the button below to download the form.

How does the Credit Card Guarantee work?
STEP ONE: Sign and submit the Credit Card Guarantee form via email to Marisa at [email protected]. Must be submitted no later than close of business Thursday, May 17, 2018.
STEP TWO: Schedule your rappel time for Saturday, May 19, 2018.
STEP THREE: Continue fundraising on your customized Pure Charity fundraising page!
STEP FOUR:  Go Over The Edge on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
STEP FIVE: You may continue to fundraise after the event, up until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
June 19, 2018.
STEP SIX: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, after 12:00 p.m., any balance due will be charged to your credit card.

Credit Card Guarantee Form

What are the terms and conditions for Habitat NOVA’s Over the Edge event?
You can find the policies, terms, and conditions by clicking below.

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