Virginia Gold Cup Races

The 20th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase

Will you be there?

Are you ready to dress your best, head out to the race tracks, enjoy the spring sun and be part of a grand social gathering steeped in tradition and fun? Our tent will host alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Amherst and Williams.

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The 2018 University Row will be celebrating its 20th season and remains the place to see and be seen. This year’s University Row will host 10 tents and alumni from over 90 local chapters, totaling over 1,000 guests, making it one of the largest inter-alumni social events in the Mid-Atlantic region. University Row is where DC’s finest watch the races … and where they mingle with fetching women in sundresses and dapper men in pastels. This year’s Row will build upon last year, with our expanded space across from Members Hill, along with new transportation and catering partners.

The Washington Post recognized the Row as “the primary social area” along the North Rail. We’ve continued to set new records in a number of categories, including sponsorship, alumni group recruitment, press coverage, and sales. Historically, we sell out within weeks of the race.
Admission to University Row includes:
- Admission to Gold Cup, one of the most attended horse races on the East Coast
- Welcome drinks
- 6.5 hours of OPEN BAR - the longest open bar at Gold Cup!
- Appetizers, Main Fare, and Afternoon meals
- Activities between races (including but not limited to corn hole, Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, best-dressed competition, best tent decorations, and group photos for alumni chapters)
- Private security
- Private bathrooms
- Private betting tent
- WiFi towers
Ticket Descriptions:
Admission + Transportation (Clarendon): $144
Includes round trip bus transportation from Whitlow's On Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201) located near Clarendon Metro Station in Arlington, VA.

Admission + Transportation (Columbia Heights): $149
Includes round trip bus transportation from Lou's City Bar (1400 Irving St NW #111, Washington, DC 20010) located near the Columbia Heights Metro in Washington, DC.
Tent-Only Admission (does not include transportation): $119
If you are planning to drive, a valid race day Parking Pass will be required for entry on to the grounds. Directions to the event will be printed on your parking pass. 

Parking Pass: $98
Allows vehicle access with up to five passengers on Gold Cup's grounds.
May 05, 2018 at 9:00am - 5pm

Great Meadow Park

5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
United States

$149.00 USD

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