Austin Over the Edge

About Event

Make-A-Wish ® Central & South Texas creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. These kids show us daily, the courage needed to face extraordinary circumstances. Now they challenge you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel from one of the tallest high-rise buildings in downtown Austin. Each year, more than 550 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed with a critical illness. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, and with your help, we can. The first 150 individuals to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge for Make-A-Wish®. All money raised by Make-A-Wish ® rappellers goes to granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Note: Participants must raise the minimum $1,500 to participate in this thrilling opportunity. 

Look up while our rappellers scale down. Tune in online to view our Over the Edge livestream:  Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas - YouTube


Safety is our top priority.  We have reduced the overall footprint of this event and it will look differently than year's past.  We will strictly adhere to all mandated federal, state, local and building regulations to ensure the safety of all participants. 

51 Wishes Granted

62% Achieved









On Target


June 5th, 2021


600 Congress, Austin TX 


You, your team, and up to 150  enthusiastic rappellers

Top 10 fundraisers

  • Tom Lucas
    1. Tom Lucas
  • 2. Sam Benesch
  • Charlie Hill
    3. Charlie Hill
  • Monroe May
    4. Monroe May
  • Natalie Hardy
    5. Natalie Hardy
  • Charlie Holliday
    6. Charlie Holliday
  • 7. Jacob Kranz
  • Ryan Walsh
    8. Ryan Walsh
  • Patrick Nolan
    9. Patrick Nolan
  • Nicki James
    10. Nicki James

Top 10 Teams

  • 1. Westlake for Wishes
  • 2. Team Husch Blackwell
  • 3. Holliday Wishes
  • 4. Al Dente
  • 5. Torchy's Tacos
  • 6. Bridgepoint Consulting
  • 7. WISH2
  • 8. Nina and Lillie
  • 9. Kibo Commerce
  • 10. The Great Descenders
Over the Edge 2021 Livestream

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