University City 5K

Sunday, May 21, 2023

UC 5k

The University City 5K, 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 to 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 that enable young individuals to obtain an education without the demands of part-time employment and allows students to focus on their education. The Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance and a quality education to enthusiastic Drexel students who are eager to meet the realistic demands of the professional world.

For the past 30 years, proceeds from the University City 5K have directly supported the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship at Drexel University. Each year, participants of all levels take to the streets to run or walk this 5K.


The 30th Annual University City 5K will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Online registration is available now and closes on April 30, 2023 at 11:59 a.m.

Registration costs $20.

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The 5K begins at the corner of 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue.


Drexel alumni and students are welcome to volunteer in advance of and during the University City 5K each year. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Kaitlyn Delengowski at 215.571.4576 or

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