Rappel down a skyscraper during the Over the Edge challenge

On Sat., Oct. 1, Raleighites will rappel down the Wells Fargo skyscraper to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics NC.

A view of the PNC building during the summer

This could be your view from the side of 150 Fayetteville St.

Photo by RALtoday

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Take fundraising to new heights during Special Olympics NC’s Over the Edge challenge on Sat., Oct. 1. Between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., participants will rappel 30 stories down the side of the Wells Fargo skyscraper at 150 Fayetteville St. to raise awareness for ~40,000 NC athletes with intellectual disabilities. As of Tuesday morning, the event has already raised more than $57,500. And it’s not too late to join.

How to participate

  • Register as an individual, join a team, or create a team.
  • Raise at least $1,000 (per person) by Sat., Oct. 1.
  • Schedule your rappel once you’ve reached the fundraising minimum.
  • Hold on tight + take in the Raleigh views from 400 feet up.
  • Bonus: Participants will earn a commemorative T-shirt.

Need-to-knows

  • No prior experience is needed — professionals will lead the rappelling.
  • Participants must be at least 14 years old.
  • Perhaps you’re afraid of heights or unable to make it this year — you can still contribute by donating to the cause.
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