FAQ2021-06-15T15:49:24-05:00
Is there a minimum age requirement?2021-06-15T15:44:25-05:00

Anyone can participate in a Down for the Challenge event. People in their 80s and 90s rappel! The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian signature on the legal waiver.

Why is there a $100 registration fee?2021-06-15T15:47:35-05:00

The $100 registration fee is your donation as a participant to the event. This $100 also goes towards your fundraising minimum of $1,000.

Why $1,000 minimum?2021-06-15T15:45:33-05:00

If you are among the first 350 people to raise $1,000 or more, you will be a lifeline for a person in need. For every $1,000 a rappeler raises a life can be transformed:

  • It provides rent/mortgage assistance that prevents a family from being evicted.
  • It provides safe, dignified emergency shelter, meals, and related care to 17 individuals.
  • $1,000 provides 4,200 meals to help families in need stretch their budgets and remain in their home.
How long do I have to fundraise?2021-08-18T12:31:24-05:00

The fundraising deadline has been extended until September 18.  Please continue to fundraise and be one of 200 people going Down for the Challenge.

How much do I need to fundraise to participate?2021-06-15T15:50:55-05:00

The minimum fundraising amount is $1,000.

What should I wear when rappelling?2021-06-15T15:53:40-05:00

Dress comfortably! Do not wear overly loose or baggy clothing, or clothing with long drawstrings. Wear soft-soled, close-toed shoes or sneakers.

Can I wear a costume when rappelling?2021-06-15T15:51:42-05:00

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. As with shorts, it is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Stringy, loose, or excessive costumes must be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure the vision, or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.

Do I need to have experience to participate?2021-06-10T17:59:28-05:00

Not at all! we will provide information on everything to expect on event day! This will include you everything you need to know about the process from registration to the roof and back down again!

How many people will be able to rappel?2021-08-18T12:32:29-05:00

We have 200 spots available which will be filled in a first-come-first-served basis.

How many stories will you be rappelling?2021-06-15T15:03:06-05:00

14 stories or 171 feet.

If I don’t reach the $1,000 minimum, do I get a refund?2021-06-15T15:52:44-05:00

We are not able to issue refunds. All dollars raised are donations to The Salvation Army to further our work with those experiencing homelessness, homelessness prevention and care.

Are there any weight restrictions?2021-06-15T15:54:11-05:00

Down for the Challenge’s equipment safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 lbs in order to safely rappel.

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