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Family to Celebrate Nick Pipinos Memory With 16th Annual University City 5K Run

May 2, 2008

Family to Celebrate Nick Pipino’s Memory With 16th Annual University City 5K Run

What: Nick Pipino’s brother, Stephen, and Drexel classmates will congratulate the winners of the annual University City 5K Run late Saturday morning in celebrating the memory of the Drexel student who was fatally stabbed 16 years ago. About 350 students and alumni runners will compete in the run, which will benefit the Nicholas P. Pipino Scholarship Foundation. The foundation will award scholarships totaling $20,000 to Drexel students.

Pipino was killed in December 1992 outside Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Bar in University City, where he worked part time as a bartender. The senior had been studying marketing.

Drexel and the Foundation partner to host the race, which is part of Drexel’s Reunion Weekend. Race winners are divided into six age groups.

Visuals: • Pipino’s brother and classmates congratulating scholarship winners • Hundreds of Drexel students and alumni running the five-kilometer course • Crowds at the start and finish lines cheering on the runners

When: Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 11 a.m. to noon. Rain or shine Awards ceremony will be held at noon in Drexel’s Quad, between 32nd and 33rd streets and Market and Chestnut streets

Where: The race will begin and end at Drexel’s Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut streets

Course: Beginning at 32nd and Chestnut streets, the course continues west on Chestnut Street, turning right (north) onto 33rd Street to Arch Street. The runners will turn right (east) onto Arch Street then, at 32nd Street, will turn left (north). The participants will continue until they reach Powelton Avenue, at which they will turn right (east) then left (north) onto 31st Street. At Spring Garden Street, the runners will cross the Spring Garden Street Bridge then follow the course in reverse back to 32nd and Chestnut streets.


News media contact: Brian Rossiter, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or

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