The 18th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase

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 2016 University Row will be celebrating its 18th 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.

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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 
- Welcome drinks 
- OPEN BAR for the day 
- Appetizers, Main Fare, and Afternoon meals
- Activities between races (including but not limited to corn hole, 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 (Ballston): Includes round trip bus transportation from A-Town Bar & Grill (4100 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203) located near the Ballston Metro Station in Arlington, VA.
Admission + Transportation (Dupont Circle): Includes round trip bus transportation from Mad Hatter (1319 Connecticut Ave., NW 20036) in Dupont Circle in Washington DC.
Admission + Transportation (Capitol Hill): Includes round trip bus transportation from Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002) in Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
Admission + Transportation (Crystal City): Includes round trip bus transportation from Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202) near the Crystal City Metro Station in Arlington, VA. Free underground parking is available at this location on weekends.
"Tent-Only Admission" does not include transportation. If you are planning to drive, you must purchase a parking pass, which allows vehicles access to Great Meadow and parking.
Parking Pass: Allows vehicle access with up to five passengers on Gold Cup's grounds.

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