Frequently asked questions

Minimum Age Requirement

Anyone can participate in an Over The Edge event. The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent or guardian’s signature on the legal waiver.

Weight Requirement

Over The Edge’s equipment safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 lbs. in order to safely rappel.

Fundraising Minimum

$1,000 or more

How many feet will I be rappelling?

Each participant will rappel 60 feet on the side of Texas A&M University-Texarkana that faces the pond.

Do I need to have rappelling experience to participate?

Not at all! We will coach you and help you to feel comfortable on event day.

Registration Fees: How do they work?

We require a registration fee of $75. The fee you pay will go toward reaching your minimum. When you commit, you must take the fundraising minimum seriously because you are taking the place of someone else who would raise the money.

What should I wear to the event?

Dress comfortably! More than likely, it will be a hot day. Do not wear overly loose or baggy clothing, or clothing with drawstrings. Wear soft soled, closed-toed shoes or sneakers.

Can I wear a costume?

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. It is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure vision or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.

What time will I rappel on September 14th?

Two weeks before the event, by August 26th, you will receive your scheduled time to rappel. You may request a broad time frame, (am or pm) but we cannot guarantee a time.

What if it rains on September 14th?

Rain or shine we are still planning on rappelling. However, if the rain is more like a thunder/lightning storm, we will postpone until the next day Sunday, September 16. You will be emailed with an alert if there is any change in the timing of the event, but to be safe, keep both days open.

What will the day of OTE event be like?

Planning is still in the works, but the idea is to make it very festive! Rappelling begins at 8 a.m. and goes to 5 p.m. (unless we extend hours). The party goes all day. Each participant will be announced when they rappel and cheered when they land. There will be music and food all day long. There will also be special seating for our Grand Stander fundraisers. Bring your friends and supporters!

How do I sign up to rappel?

www.alztristate.org/over-the-edge Click register and follow the steps to register yourself or create a team. Call us at 903-223-8021 if you would like to be walked through the steps.

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