Over the Edge

Go Over the Edge!

Be a part of Howard County’s HIGHEST event ever and go Over The Edge for Special Olympics Maryland – Howard County. Rappelers will descend 12 stories of the highest building in Howard County: 6100 Merriweather. All funds raised support Special Olympics Maryland – Howard County:  the county’s largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

No prior rappelling experience is required. A professional team will be there to train and assist you the entire time.  If you want to face your fears, mark your calendar for the 2024 Over the Edge event planned for September 14, 2024.  Click here to register. 

Not interested in rappelling?  You can still help by making a donation to support the rappelers.  Click here  to donate.

Rise up as a leader in the local business community by being a CORPORATE SPONSOR which will help finance the cost of the event, ensuring that every dollar raised goes to support the 900 Howard County athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities who participate free-of-charge in the over 20 sports programs offered by Special Olympics Howard County. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Cole Schnorf (CSchnorf@Manekin.com).

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Howard Hughes Corporation and all our sponsors listed below. Pictures of the 2023 Over the Edge event can be found  here .

Our deepest appreciation to our 2023 Over the Edge Sponsors. Because of their support and the support of all the rappelers, funds raised will enable us to continue to provide a year-round sports and competition program in 25 sports programs.


Howard Hughes Corporation


ARCO Design/Build


Allan Homes Foundation
Busboys and Poets
Cushman Wakefield
KO Public Affairs
Manekin, LLC
Pioneer Services


Bohler Engineering
BrightView Landscape Services
Columbia Association
Dembo Jones
Downtown Columbia Partnership
Environmental System Associates
Gula Tech Adventures
H&R Retail
Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate
Shipley & Horne
Stewart Title




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