Over the Edge

We’re taking fundraising to new heights!

Calling all thrill seekers, Boston lovers, and anyone looking for a fundraiser that’s a little, shall we say, crazy – this is your year to go Over the Edge for Special Olympics Massachusetts

Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely safe environment. Limited to the first 100 participants, individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000.

Over The Edge Boston will be held October 21st, 2023  at the Hyatt Regency Boston. At 22 stories up, participants will have the distinction of rappelling over 200 feet! If you are a thrill seeker or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

First brought to Boston in 2011, Over the Edge has raised over $1 million for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts. Special Olympics athlete Matt Millett has gone over many times and said, “It is one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

Register for the Over the Edge event!


View photos from past Over the Edge events

Who Can Go Over the Edge?

Anyone who has the guts and can raise a minimum of $1,000 can rappel. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds.

There are no age restrictions. Anyone under 18 will need an additional waiver signed by parents or guardians and as long as they meet the weight minimum of 110 pounds, they’re good to go!

Do I need training?

There is no experience or prior training needed in order to register. The Over the Edge staff consists of a team of experts who possess an outstanding safety record, and who provide the technical expertise, training and equipment needed for the event. You will have plenty of time to practice and understand the equipment prior to going over, and will have constant communication with Over The Edge staff as you rappel.