As we approach the end of 2021, we can’t help but look back on the year. And what a year it has been! New Years Day 2021 we had the crazy idea to open RC Field Days on our farmstead in Smyrna, Tennessee. Not knowing what the reception would be (or if people would enjoy the same trails and challenges that we did) we spent our weekends clearing roots, trimming branches, and moving rocks.
We launched in February 2021 with just four courses and have continually opened new areas and added obstacles throughout the year. As we wrap up 2021, we now have a dozen different areas to explore:
- Rock Wall Challenge
- Bounty Hill
- The Junkyard
- Bobcat Ridge
- Cedar Barrens
- Property Line Trail (full 1/2 mile loop coming Spring 2022)
- Freestyle Area
- 1/24 Scale Trail
- Route 21 Rocks
- New Work Area (official name coming soon)
- The Table
We’ve hosted holiday-themed special events, scavenger hunts, and had a blast with our RocktoberFest Night Crawl and Bonfire. Best of all, we’ve met some really awesome folks in the local community.
If you haven’t been out yet, we invite you join us at RC Field Days in 2022! We are taking New Year’s weekend off to spend time with our family, but if January presents us with a fairly nice weekend, we’ll open for those who don’t mind some cold weather crawling. We will reopen for our normal first full weekend of the month Open Crawl schedule in February.
Ready for the big news? We’ve been asked a few times about hosting competitions. While it just wasn’t in the cards for this year, we’re planning an RC Field Days Anniversary Competition in February to celebrate a year of fun at the Farmstead. We’ll be sharing all the details soon, but plan on a couple of classes and three courses for the day (the Rock Wall, the Boneyard, and one set in our newest area). Each course will be timed individually with set penalties if you need assistance to flip back over during your run. Prizes will be awarded for the lowest time on each course and a grand prize for the lowest combined time of the day in each division.