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The Gold Cup - University Row

  • 05/03/2014
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Great Meadows Race Course, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia

The 16th 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? The MIT tent will host alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Amherst, and Williams.

The 2014 University Row will be celebrating its 16th 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.

All tickets to University Row provide access to our exclusive tent area, our quality buffet, an open bar with premium liquor, beer, and wine selections, and of course, the races themselves. Most tickets also include luxury transportation to and from the Row. Since we treat all our guests like VIP’s, University Row provides the best value at the Virginia Gold Cup!

Admission to University Row Includes:
- Admission to Gold Cup, one of the most attended horse races on the East Coast 
- a commemorative cup and race day program
- Open bar, including premium liquor, beer, and wine selections plus waters, sodas and juices
- Appetizers, Main Fare, and Afternoon meals
- Perks from our sponsors
- Activities between races (including but not limited to onsite games, best dressed competition, best tent decorations, and group photos for alumni chapters)
- Private betting tent 

Ticket Descriptions:
Admission + Transportation (Ballston): $132

Access to University Row's private tent area and round-trip bus transportation from Rock Bottom at the Ballston Common Mall, located at 4238 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA on the Orange Line Metro. Check-in begins at 7:30am, buses leave from 10:00am to 11:00am. Buses depart Great Meadow from 4:30pm to 5:30pm to return.

Admission + Transportation (Fairfax): $132
Access to University Row's private tent area and round-trip bus transportation from Primetime Sports Bar and Grille at the Fairfax Court Shopping Center, located at 11250 James Swart Circle in Fairfax, VA. Check-in begins at 9:00am, bus leaves at 10:30am. Bus departs Great Meadow at 5:30pm to return.

Tent-Only Admission (does not include transportation): $100
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: $70 Allows vehicle access with up to five passengers on Gold Cup's grounds.

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Look forward to seeing you there!
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