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'Colorful' 5K on April 10 Supports Widener’s Physical Therapy Clinic

Students from Widener University’s Institute for Physical Therapy Education have organized a 5K colorful run on Friday, April 10 at 4 p.m. to benefit the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic. The student-run clinic aims to improve healthcare access to physical therapy services by providing pro bono care to underserved and uninsured individuals in Chester and surrounding communities.

Pre-race festivities begin at 3 p.m. on Widener’s Memorial Field behind Old Main with lawn games, music and a warm-up led by the Widener Wellness Center staff. Participants are encouraged to register at this time prior to the 4 p.m. race start. All who register will receive a t-shirt, sunglasses and a beverage voucher for use at Maggie May’s Campus Pub after the race.

To pre-register online, visit Individual registration is $25, and individuals who register as part of a team with eight or more members pay $15 a person.

To learn more about the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic, visit

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