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Over The Edge for Habitat OC

November 1 & 2, 2019

Irvine Marriott Hotel

How far will you go for Habitat for Humanity? You step to the edge, look over, and catch your breath. Adrenaline takes over, and next thing you know, the thrill of adventure consumes you and you are rappelling down the side of the Irvine Marriott in the heart of Orange County! Over the Edge for Habitat OC is on November 1 and 2, 2019. Individuals, organizations, corporations raise funds in exchange to reserve their spot to go Over The Edge. We expect this unique, exhilarating event to sell out FAST. All participants must be between 100 lbs. and 300 lbs. No climbing or experience necessary, just enough courage to go over the edge. All money raised by Habitat OC rappellers will help bring strength, stability, and self-reliance to families in need of a decent place to live.

Note: Participants must raise the minimum $1,000 to participate in this thrilling opportunity. There is a $100 registration fee that goes towards your $1,000 fundraising goal. Sign up by August 16, 2019 and receive $50 off your registration fee. Use code: e5w7.

Date: November 1 and 2, 2019

Location: Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine CA 92612

Edger Resources: Download our Edger Toolkit for information about what to expect, how to fundraise, what to wear, and more.

What is Over The Edge?

Over The Edge is a special events company that provides signature fundraising events for non-profit organizations globally. Participants are invited to raise funds in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling down the side of a building. Learn more.

 

Fast Facts
• Over 920 Events
• Over 64,000 participants
• Over $87 Million Raised (and counting!)
• Over 400 Million Media Exposures

Safety

Every Over the Edge event is set up as an industrial worksite, and as a result, is compliant with all federal and state OSHA Fall Protection Standards and OSHA Federal and State Laws. All Over the Edge sites have highly trained industrial rope specialists, all of which are IRATA or SPRAT certified. Each event site has a comprehensive Site Inspection & Safety Plan completed, and if every potential risk cannot be mitigated, then the site will not be approved by our Operations Manager. Over The Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment.

Questions? Contact Lara@HabitatOC.org or 714-434-6200 ext. 238.

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Absolutely not! We will show you everything you need to know on the day of the event. After checking in and being fitted for your rappelling gear, all participants will receive mandatory training and have the opportunity to practice using the gear.

There is no age limit, but participants need to weigh between 100 to 300 pounds for safety reasons. Minors will need to fill out a form with parental consent to participate.

This event is all inclusive, meaning that persons with disabilities are able and encouraged to participate. For persons with disabilities, please be sure to contact us and explain the nature of your disability at least 60 days in advance of the event so this information can be provided to the OTE staff to ensure they have the necessary equipment required for Rappellers with special needs.

As with everything, there are risks. It is important that during the training session you listen to your rappelling instructors and follow their directions.

Every Over The Edge (OTE) event is set up as an industrial work-site and as a result, is compliant with all federal and state OSHA Fall Protection Standards and OSHA Federal and State Laws. Further, policies and procedures adhere to the best practices identified by SPRAT. This counsel is a strict regulatory body that has regimented guidelines and safety protocols that far exceed the OSHA, Workers Compensation and state labor codes. OTE has an impeccable safety record. All Over The Edge sites have highly trained industrial rope specialists, all of which are IRATA or SPRAT certified. 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 by our Operations Manager.

Safety policies and procedures will be strictly enforced to ensure the safety and well being of all participants. In the event of adverse weather, Over the Edge Technicians will initiate a weather related delay. In the event of significant weather delays on the event day, individuals unable to rappel due to unforeseen weather delays will have the opportunity to rappel on an alternate rappel date, to be determined.
• RAIN Typically an event can continue to operate in rain. When rain is so heavy that participants lose vision or some other unsafe condition exists, OTE Technicians will initiate a weather related delay until rain eases enough to continue safely.
• WIND In the event of sustained winds of twenty-five (25) mph, or gusts lasting twenty (20) seconds of twenty-five (25) mph, OTE Technicians will initiate a weather related delay. The event will continue once the weather conditions improve.
• LIGHTNING A weather related delay will be initiated if lightning strikes are within forty (40) miles from the rappel site. The event will continue once the weather conditions improve.

Participants are encouraged to fill out a Credit Card Guarantee form to reserve their spot. Participants who fill out a Credit Card Guarantee form will have an extra 30 days to continue to raise funds after the event. The form authorizes Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to charge the remaining amount on December 2, 2019 so that the participant reaches the $1,000 minimum. If you fail to raise the minimum requirement to rappel and do not fill out a Credit Card Guarantee form, the donations will remain with Habitat OC.

Please mail all donations by check to:
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
2200 Ritchey Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Please be sure to include a note to advise Habitat for Humanity OC staff that the money is being donated in participation with Over the Edge and who to apply the funds to.

Simply click the Register Now button below to be redirected to our Over The Edge registration site. You may choose to rappel as an individual or as part of a team. All individuals must raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure a rappelling spot on the day of the event. It costs $100 to register; the $100 will count towards your raising goal. Use discount code EARLYBIRD until July 15, 2019 and register for only $50!

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