Join the D.C. Illini and other DC area alumni groups for the 2017 Virginia Gold Cup!

Tickets on sale now for a fun-filled day on Saturday, May 6!

University Row will host a nonprofit event at the Virginia Gold Cup in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, May 6, 2017The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan are sponsoring two tents on University Row and is partnering with DC-based alumni groups, including the D.C. Illini.

Hailed by the Washington Post as the "premiere social area” along the North Rail, University Row is back for its 19th year! Tickets are currently on sale!

Your Tent ticket provides you with access to the exclusive tent area, appetizers, a quality buffet, open bar, activities between races, private restrooms and of course, the races themselves. 

Your Bus Pass ticket provides you with bus transportation to Great Meadow from either Arlington or D.C.

University Row is an all-volunteer event with all proceeds going to serve alumni chapters and student scholarships. Learn more about University Row at, on Twitter @universityrow, or on Facebook at

If you'd like more information about the Gold Cup, visit

Ticket Prices:

  • $134.99 - Tent & Bus Pass from Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle
  • $129.99 - Tent & Bus Pass from Crystal City, Clarendon 
  • $104.99 - Tent Only Pass
  • $84.99 - Parking Only Pass (for one vehicle with up to 5 passengers)

Purchase Tickets Here