Over the Edge 2021 will be held Saturday, October 16, at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham! 

For our 2020 registrants: Your fundraising has transferred! You can access your fundraising pages at our Over the Edge fundraising site. Questions? Contact Amelia Howle at amelia.howle@duke.edu. 

Interested in taking the leap for Duke Children's? Our peer-to-peer fundraising site is now live

We want YOU to to help us reach new heights for Duke Children's! We're looking for brave supporters to help raise money for Duke Children's patient care, research, physician education, and the chance to rappel down a building in downtown Durham! It may not be for the faint of heart, but it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Plus, when you participate you pledge to take the leap for the children and families who come to Duke Children's for hope and for healing, and for the physicians, nurses, and staff who work tirelessly to provide the best possible patient care.

Thank you for your support of Duke Children's!

COVID-19 Information

Duke Children’s strongly encourages all event registrants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to event participation. Masking guidelines and other COVID-19 precautions will be announced closer to the Over the Edge date and will follow Duke University and City of Durham guidelines. Public health conditions and guidance can change on short notice, and we will keep you updated on Duke’s policies, which are listed on the university’s Coronavirus Response webpage.


Take a leap for the children and families who come to Duke Children's for hope and for healing.

Learn more about our first Over the Edge for Duke Children's which was held October 13, 2018. 55 participants raised over $104,000 for Duke Children's! 

Take the leap for Duke Children's!

Help us reach new heights for Duke Children's! 

Registration is for Over the Edge 2021 is now available! 

Sponsor Over the Edge for Duke Children's!

Help us build the foundation for our 2021 event! 

Learn about sponsorship opportunities. 


A woman stands in front of 21c Museum Hotel wearing a helmet and holding a sign that reads "I went Over the Edge for Duke Children's!"

Rappellers, we are here to help! Use our fundraising toolkit for tips and advice on how to fundraise for Over the Edge and share the news on your social media accounts! 

A young man rappels off of the rooftop of 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham on a beautiful fall day.

Check out rooftop photos from 21c Museum Hotel Durham at our first-ever Over the Edge for Duke Children's! 

See photos from the 21c rooftop!
People standing on the street and looking upward.

Check out ground photos downtown Durham at our first-ever Over the Edge for Duke Children's! 

See photos from down below 21c!

Important Participant Information

Please note:

All participants must be 18 years of age or older. All minors participating in the cheering zone must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In order to participate you must raise at least $1,000 or pay the difference by Sunday, October 10, at 11:59pm. If the $1,000 minimum is not met, the funds are considered a direct donation to Duke Children’s with no refunds being provided.

Over the Edge registration time is not the same as Over the Edge rappel time, we encourage you to plan accordingly. The Over the Edge experience can take between an hour and a half to two hours from registration to exit. We will be in contact closer to the event with logistics around check in and parking. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Howle at amelia.howle@duke.edu.