Tough Women, Tough Trucks. Combat Flip Flops Sponsors Rebelle Rally and The X Elles, Reminding us How Awesome Women Are

 Rachelle Croft & Rhonda Cahill, The X Elles

Rachelle Croft & Rhonda Cahill, The X Elles

{Issaquah, WA}—October 13-22, 2016, Combat Flip Flops will be sponsoring the Rebelle Rally, the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States, as well as the all-star The X Elles racing team of Rhonda Cahill and Rachelle Croft. The event will start in Lake Tahoe, CA and end in the dunes of southern California.

The Rebelle Rally blends the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, testing drivers skills over 7 days of competition. The off-road navigation rally will cover more than 2000 km through the Nevada and California deserts with no GPS or electronics. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and road book.

"We are honored to be working with Combat Flip Flops,” said Rhonda and Rachelle of The X Elles. “Our vision to inspire and give women a voice around the globe is a perfect fit with what Combat Flip Flops accomplishes everyday through their products. We can't wait to make history together in this first of its kind, all-women's rally. The inaugural Rebelle Rally will truly test our navigational skills and stamina, but we’ve been training hard and are confident in our ability to take this head on. We’re ready.”

“Rhonda and Rachelle are survivors of abuse. They recovered, grew stronger, and now help others do the same; it’s symbolic of what we’re doing. The mission of Combat Flip Flops and its partners is to empower and educate victimized Afghan women, enabling them to shape their communities and make a difference,” said Griff, CEO/Co-Founder of Combat Flip Flops.

To follow the progress of The X Elles during the October 13-22nd event, please visit X Elles will be team number 137.

About The X Elles
The X Elles were created to do one thing, inspire women around the world. In 2012, The X Elles were established to race in the Rally Aiche des Gazelles du Maroc, the longest, hardest, all female off-road Rally raid in the world. In the 4 years since, Rhonda Cahill and Rachelle Croft have continued to race, competing twice in Morocco to bring awareness to sexual abuse and hope with their campaigns '1 in 4' and #youareloved. Whether raising their kids, speaking, training, or filming, these women live to inspire people around the world.

About Combat Flip Flops
Combat Flip Flops is a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas.Working with self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict, Combat Flip Flops’ willingness to take bold risks, build community connections, and create distinct designs communicate, ‘Business, Not Bullets’—flipping the view on how wars are won.In 2016, through the brands’ Unarmed Forces (consumers and supporters) one year of school has been funded for 134 Afghan girls and over 5,000 square meters of land mines have been cleared in Laos, allowing children to safely walk to school and farmers to harvest their land. To keep up with Combat Flip Flops, please visit sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, media inquiries, please contact Kate Ketschek,



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