Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen was honored to support the Marine Corps Historic Half for the second consecutive year as a participating sponsor.
Through its sponsorship, Rebellion’s team was on the scene during the race on Sunday, May 21, providing support for the participants at both the starting and finishing lines. In addition, Rebellion operated a vendor booth at the Historic Half’s Gala post-race celebration. Subsequently, they welcomed nearly 100 guests to an awards ceremony, recognizing all first-place category winners and treating them to a celebratory dinner at their downtown Fredericksburg restaurant on Monday, June 5.
“As a veteran-owned business, we take immense pride in championing this race and our veterans alongside our local community,” stated Jeff Opper, General Manager of Rebellion Fredericksburg. “It’s an extraordinary event in the region, attracting thousands of dedicated runners year after year. We had the privilege of meeting numerous members of our armed services, both current and retired, and were honored to congratulate them as they crossed the finish line.”
Rebellion shares this pride and passion with its parent company, Riphean Hospitality, which is also veteran-owned. Both remain dedicated to veteran support and community partnership.
“Getting and staying involved in the community is incredibly important to us,” says David Stallard, Vice President of Operations at Riphean Hospitality. “It’s ingrained in our identities and mission. Ultimately, our goal is to unite the members of our community.”
The Marine Corps Historic Half (MCHH), organized by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, is a 13.1-mile run held annually in May on the historic streets of Fredericksburg, VA. Each year, the event attracts more than 7,500 participants of varying ages as young as 14 years old. The Historic Half is also accompanied by the Semper 5ive, a five-mile event open to 2,000 participants, as well as the Devil Dog Double Challenge, which combines the two.
To learn more about the event, visit https://www.marinemarathon.com/event/historic-half-marathon/.