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Alumni Weekend

University City 5K Run

Each year, experienced runners and amateur weekend athletes take to the streets for the University City 5K Run, benefiting the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship for Drexel University students.

Drexel alumni, students and community members are encouraged to line the race route and help cheer on the runners!

22nd Annual University City 5K Run
Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Runner Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
  • Run Start: 9:30 a.m.
  • Start/Finish: 33rd Street at Lancaster Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Registration: $20.00 per runner if registered by May 1, 2014;
  • $25.00 per runner on race day

Pre-registration has closed!
Runners may still register in person at 33rd Street on Lancaster Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

University City 5K Run


FacebookAbout the Run

The University City 5K Run, formerly known as the Pipino Run, was founded by the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Foundation. The Foundation was created by family, friends, and volunteers seeking to stop senseless acts of violence and also preserve their fond memories of Nick Pipino.

Nick was a Drexel University student who was fatally stabbed outside Cavanaugh's Restaurant & Bar on December 19, 1992, where he worked part-time as a bartender while pursuing an undergraduate degree at Drexel. In keeping with Nick's love for the outdoors, the Run has been organized since 1993 as a way to make something positive come out of Nick's untimely death.

The Foundation partnered with Drexel University to create scholarship opportunities which enable young individuals to obtain an education without the demands of part-time employment and allows the student to focus on his or her education. The Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance and a quality education to enthusiastic students who are eager to meet the realistic demands of the professional world.

For the past 21 years, proceeds from the University City 5K Run directly support the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship at Drexel University.

Support the Run and the Pipino Scholarship

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor for the University City 5K Run, please click here for more information.

If you wish to make a donation to Drexel University to directly support the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here to make your gift online. Please be sure to list "Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship" on the Additional Instructions field to designate your donation to the Scholarship.

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