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Habitat Challenge, urban rappel
August 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$1000
Few fundraising events present the kind of thrilling, bucket-list experience like the Habitat Challenge, presented by Harborstone Credit Union. It’s a 245′ urban rappel down Tacoma’s second-tallest building – Hotel Murano – to raise funds for affordable housing in our community.
Some take the Habitat Challenge to conquer fears; others to mark a milestone; some do it just for the bragging rights.
This is not your typical rock-climbing rappel! We partner with Over the Edge (OTE) and their certified industrial ropes specialists manage the rappel. Anyone age 13+ and weighing between 100-300 lbs can safely rappel, and no experience is needed. However, participants must be able to climb two flights of stairs and a short ladder to access the rappel site. Edgers also need the leg strength to independently step up to the roof’s parapet. Globally, OTE has a history of over 75,000 descents at 372 buildings with no safety incidents.
A $50 registration fee holds your spot on the ropes and counts toward the $1,000 fundraising goal. We make fundraising easy with an online platform that tracks your progress and donors, including a unique URL that you can customize with your own photos, a statement about yourself and why you’re going over the edge for Habitat.
Proceeds benefit Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity’s affordable homeownership and foreclosure prevention programs, making it possible for families to be safely housed during these challenging times.