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University City 5K

November 1–8, 2020

Let's Run the City - University City 5K

The Annual 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 29 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.

In 2020, the University City 5K, managed by Drexel University and Drexel alumni, has been moved to a virtual 5K. As with most virtual races, you can complete the distance wherever you would like, just be sure to protect yourself by wearing a face mask.

A date for 2021 will be announced in the fall.