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Aiken Spring Steeplechase

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bruce's Field
931 Powderhouse Rd SE
SC 29803
Brian Bogardus

Steeplechase Miata2

Tom and Sue Varallo have offered the Miata Club the use of their inside rail spot (#471) for the 53rd running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, as Tom will be, as usual, helping put on the event itself. The space is 100′ long by 12′ wide and can easily accommodate 2 cars or trucks, a canopy/tent, and plenty of tailgating space.

We will have a small gas grill and a small charcoal one as well. We already have a couple of awnings and tables, but another folding table might be welcome. We will have some hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken & veggie shish kabobs. Plus there will also be a couple of snack items available, but please bring something with you. There might be a few extra beverages already, but please bring the liquid refreshment of your choice with you.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $40 on the day of the event. They can be purchased locally at Aiken County Visitors Center, Aiken Drug, Aiken Saddlery & Supply, Floyd & Green Jewelers, Plum Pudding, Parks Pharmacy, Unique Expressions, USC Aiken, and ALL Security Federal Bank Locations. Or as easy as pie from the modern miracle that is the internet from HERE as long as you do it before March 15th.

You have a few parking options, a) get lucky and find a spot on the surrounding streets for free, b) pay to park on the polo field across the street from the venue $20 in advance and $30 on the day, or c) park at Bogardus Estate which is about a mile away.

Gates open at 9:00 AM with the first race going off at 1:00 PM. The 6th and last race starts at around 4:00 PM. Because this is pretty much an all day event, if you are going, please contact Brian and/or Donna to work out some logistics. We strongly recommend arriving early and/or carpooling, not only for the cost savings, but also for the savings in aggravation of sitting in long traffic lines.

Attendance Checklist:

  1. Before March 15th
    1. Buy tickets.
    2. Email, call or comment below to say you are coming.
  2. Day of the Event
    1. Bring food, drinks & your tickets
    2. Bring folding chairs
    3. Bring camera
    4. Wear a hat
    5. Bring sunscreen
    6. Leave early
    7. Enjoy yourself responsibly

1 comment to Aiken Spring Steeplechase

  • Will make banana pudding for sure. ← This was supposed to go on the Club Picnic post…what is supposed to be here is → Donna and I are still going, just wondering if anyone else is?

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