A NEW date for the postponed Green Park Challenge has been announced.

The 3km family event was due to be held on Sunday, March 18, but was called off due to snow.

More than 2,000 runners, including children, are expected to take part in the event, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 3.

The course will see participants take in the scenic looped route of Green Park, with Sir John Madejski seeing runners on their way at 10am.

Following the postponement in March, the race will now form part of Reading's Children's Festival.

Sir John said: “This is a fantastic introduction in to running and is accessible for so many people of all ages and abilities. We hope to see those runners involved in the Sage Reading Half Marathon in a few years to come!”

Judith Manson, Race Director, comments: “We cannot wait to welcome our runners back to Green Park in June. Having to postpone our race last month due to the weather conditions was incredibly sad for all involved but we have worked hard with our partners to set a new date and look forward to beautiful summer weather.

“We’ll see children as young as 4 take to the start line, along with eager school children and their families; it’s always such an enjoyable day and one we look forward to bringing back year on year to Reading. It’s magic to think that we might be witnessing the next generation of Olympians."

For full details visit www.readinghalfmarathon.com.