Event Description

The Leap

Sun 19 May 2019 10:30-18:00, Gloucester Green

Are you sick of wasting away in the library? Do you want to cross something off your bucket list?
Do you want to add some excitement to your life? Well don’t you worry.

The Leap is returning for 2019.

In Trinity we will take over Oxford with a 175 ft bungee jump.
Those who participate will have the experience of a lifetime.

Get out of your comfort zone. Test your limits. Feel the adrenaline.

Jump in style dressed in costume or nominate a friend or JCR pres to take the leap.
Money raised will go to our four incredible charities: The Porch, Aspire, EPAfrica and IntoUniversity

Register your interest here: http://bit.ly/ragleap2019

Places are limited- first come first served. Places are £45 which covers the cost of us putting on the event. In addition to that you'll need to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship, but don't worry we'll help you every step of the way!   

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What is The Leap?

The Leap is a sponsored bungee jump. We are hiring a 175 ft cane in the centre of Oxford (Gloucester Green) where 100 participants will jump throughout the day, from 10.30am to around 3.30pm.

What happens when I sign up?

You will be emailed a confirmation email with the details of registration and how to set up your BT My Donate page. You'll be invtied to our fundraising workshop and sent loads of tools, tips and tricks to help you fundraise. We'll also send out a timetable to you can pick your jump slot for the big day.

What happens on the day?

You'll arrive about 30mins before your jump slot which you sign up for in advance. You'll be signed in, briefed by the bungee jump team and asked to sign a waiver form. You will then be kitted up, have a kit check and go up in the crane to take The Leap! After your jump you can get photos and hang out in Gloucester Green where we'll have street food and other entertainment. Full info will be emailed out to you before the big day!

When is The Leap?

The Leap 2019 is taking place on the Sunday of 3rd week Trinity (19th May 2019).

Is The Leap safe?

Yes! We have partnered with Extreme Sensations (https://extremesensations.co.uk/) for the jump. Extreme Sensations are veterans in the business, they have been operating for over 25 years and have a 100% safety record. Extreme Sensations have full public liability insurance and have been approved by Oxford SU. They even helped to set up the safe code of conduct with the BERSA (British Elastic Rope Sports Association). Full safety info: http://bit.ly/theleapsaftey. They're the best in the business and are happy to answer any safety questions- send them to rag-challenges@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk and we'll send them on. Copies of safety documents from the team including public liability insurance, safety certificates and risk assessments are available on request.

How does The Leap raise money?

We ask participants for a registration fee of £45 each. This covers hiring out the bungee jump, administrative costs and fundraising training. We then ask each participant to fundraise a minimum of £50, we give plenty of support and fundraising advice. If you’re worried, come along to our fundraising workshop (check our FB for date!) to learn more about how to reach your target. Fundraising is open until Sunday 2nd June.

Help! How can I raise £50 for charity?

Don't worry we'll help you every step of the way with raising your £50 for our amazing four elected charites. As soon as you sign up we'll send you loads of ideas and tools to help you raise £50. Plus our fundraising platform BT My Donate makes it really easy to take donations. To start you off there are loads of fundraising ideas from the RAG team here. Plus we've put together a list of Top 10 fundraising ideas that always go down a treat.

Who are RAG fundraising for?

This year we are supporting The Porch, Into University, Education Partnerships Africa and Aspire. You can find out more info about our charites here.

Can I win prizes?

Yes! We’re offering some amazing prizes in loads of categories, with the top prize of tickets to the RAG BALL 2019! Follow us on our social media channels to keep updated with other prize announcements in the run up to The Leap.

Can I come and watch?

Yes, the event is fully open to the public in Gloucester Green for you to come and watch your mates take The Leap. We'll have a range of street food stalls and other entertainment open throughout the day. 

Where can I keep up to date with The Leap updates?

Follow us on our social media channels!

Instagram: @OxfordRAG

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Sounds great! How do I sign up?

Register your interest here: http://bit.ly/ragleap2019

Will I need to queue for ages/hang around waiting in Gloucester Green all day?

No! You will be able to choose a specific jump slot and you will need to come about 30mins-1hour before that for a briefing and to get kitted up. You'll then do the jump and will be free to go after that. With one person jumping every 4 minutes we will get through jumpers quickly so the only hanging around you'll be doing will be from our crane!

My friends are participating. How do I support them?

Sponsor them! Ask them for their BT MyDonate page url, you can see all the fundraising pages at: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/theleap/490432

Community: I'm a resident of Gloucester Green/surrounding area, how will this affect me?

We are aiming to keep disruption to a minimum for local residents and acces to properties around Glouecter Green will be maintained throughout the event. For more details please email rag-challenges@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk and we will be happy to help!

My question isn't answered here?

If you've got any other questions please email rag-challenges@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk