Rappel off the Iowa Building to support local youth!

Date: July 21, 2018
Location: Iowa Building (411 3rd St SE)

Back by popular demand for 2018, Heartland Youth For Christ is giving you the chance of a lifetime to rappel 101 feet down the side of the Iowa Building during the Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market! 

This is one of Heartland YFC’s major FUNdraisers of the year. But going Over The Edge is so much more than something for adventure seekers or overcoming a personal challenge. When you go Over The Edge, you’re supporting the ministry of YFC to share Jesus Christ with youth that are in tough places. Kids that are facing their own challenges that many of us have never had to experience ourselves.

“Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

Here's how it works: 

  • Sign up! It’s easy and quick, and it’s free to register. Durring registration, you will be prompted to personalize your online fundraising page.
  • Between now and July 21st each participant is challenged with raising $1,000 in exchange for going Over The Edge. Don't worry! Our Fundraising Toolkit will help you think of simple, exciting ideas to reach your goal.
  • Once you raise $1,000, CONGRATULATIONS! You're going Over The Edge! 


  • Do I need experience rappelling? None at all! All the training and gear will be provided the day of the event. 
  • Will I be safe? Absolutely! There are several experienced and professional rappellers helping you go Over The Edge. You will be attached to the building by at least 2 ropes at all times and your gear is checked thoroughly. 
  • Can my family watch? Your friends and family are encouraged to come watch you rappel and they can do so for FREE. They can accompany you to the registration desk and then wait outside to see you descend. We recommend that guests arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled rappel time so they have time to find a good spot to watch. 
  • Do I qualify to rappel? If you are between 100-300 lbs AND 18 years old or older, you are good to go! If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waver for you and be present during your rappel. 
  • What if someone gives me a check or cash? No problem! Just send it or drop it by our office at 2600 1st Ave NW in Cedar Rapids. We will put it on your page!
  • Can I take pictures on my way down? GoPros are allowed when rappelling. When you sign in, you will give all loose items to the check-in staff, but you may attach your GoPro to the helmet to record your descent. We will also be snapping pictures and will send you a link only days after the event. 
  • How do I know what time I rappel? Once you reach $1,000, our office will contact you to sign up for a time slot. You will need to arrive 1 hour early to sign in, gear up, and go through a short, individualized training session. 
  • Can I go Over The Edge with my friends? Definitely! Groups have discounts on fundraising depending on number of Edgers and whether a team member rappelled with us last year. Below are the different options for group registrations. 

Edger Team
Need a friend to give you a push? Sign up with 2 other Edgers and raise a minimum of $2250 to go down and rappel 101 feet to your favorite song!

Toss The Boss
Have you ever wanted to tell your boss to take a leap? Gather your co-workers, register your boss, and raise a minimum of $1000 to send your boss rappelling down 7 stories!
Want to have some fun with it? Choose to add the MATCH OPTION. If your boss matches the funds you raise, they can choose someone else to rappel in their spot! 

as this adventurous fundraising event gives you a chance to rappel 101 feet down the Historic Iowa Building, during the Farmers Market,--- For Kids in hard places! Participants must raise $1,000 or more to rappel.


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