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.
The 22nd Annual University City 5K Run will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Check back for more information!
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 Scholarship" on the Additional Instructions field to designate your donation to the Scholarship.
Drexel alumni and students who are interested in volunteering for the University City 5K Run, should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 215-895-ALUM. A member of the staff will contact you with more information about volunteer opportunities.