frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the chance to rappel?
Register to be a rappeller, and you’ll get set up immediately with a personal fundraising page. Raise $1,000 for the Richmond SPCA, and you’ll be rewarded with a 335-foot rappel down the side of 600 Canal Place in downtown RVA!

Who can rappel?
Almost anyone who can raise $1,000 by August 28, 2021! Rappellers must weigh between 100 and 300 pounds to ensure their safety while rappelling. People in their 80s and 90s rappel! The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian’s signature on the legal waiver.

Where do the funds go?
All proceeds raised from Over The Edge benefit the lifesaving programs and services provided by the Richmond SPCA

Homeless pets are kept safe in our care and many receive lifesaving medical treatment before their adoptions. In our veterinary hospital, we offer essential veterinary treatment at an affordable cost for pets who belong to families of modest means. We deliver humane education to children and adults, encouraging compassion for all creatures.

You’re saying I can toss my boss?!
With your coworkers’ support, we’d love to see your boss up on the roof! Raise $2,500 to toss your boss Over The Edge, and your company will receive sponsorship benefits and your boss will get the experience of a lifetime!

When will I rappel?
Friday, August 27 is reserved for sponsors, and all other rappellers will go Over The Edge on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Once you get close to your fundraising goal, we’ll reach out to you to schedule what time you’ll be rappelling.

I’ve never rappelled before. Can I participate?
Absolutely! Our technicians will provide all of the training and support you’ll need to go Over The Edge. You’ll even get to practice up on the roof before you begin your 20-story rappel!

Can I wear a costume?
Yes! Our on-site technical team will do their best to make your costume work for your rappel. The technical team has the final say in whether your costume is safe. Stringy, loose or excessive costumes should be avoided. Capes should be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure your vision or are notably large or heavy will not be allowed.

Can my dog or cat come with me?
While we all love spending time with our pets, Over The Edge is a pretty nerve-wracking event even for people. To ensure your pet’s safety and happiness, we’ll only be opening registration to human rappellers.

If you don’t raise $1,000 by August 28, our pets will still benefit from your lifesaving work to raise funds in support of them! All donations are final and refunds will not be issued if you do not hit the $1,000 fundraising goal required to go Over The Edge.

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