An alternative Race For Life will go ahead, thanks to an offer by Ryde Inshore Lifeboat volunteers to help organise and stage the event.
Earlier today, the unofficial run to raise funds for Cancer Research UK was cancelled after organiser Susan Plummer said she had been contacted by Isle of Wight council about a requirement for forms, licenses and insurance.
Earlier this month, Cancer Research UK pulled the plug on the official fundraising run which was due to take place at Seaclose Park on 29 July, citing health and safety after bad weather.
Susan Plummer from Ryde was due to take part in memory of a friend's daughter who died of cancer earlier this year.
Disappointed, she sprang into action and decided to organise an alternative 5km route at Appley on the same date, on land owned by the council.
More than 100 people signed up but earlier today Susan told Isle of Wight Radio the event had been cancelled.
Lifeboat volunteers' offer
Within minutes of hearing the story on Isle of Wight Radio's news bulletin Ryde Inshore Lifeboat offered to help stage the event.
The organisation already hosts an annual fundraising toddle at Appley.
Council steps up
The Isle of Wight Council also offered to incorporate the event as part of an existing one. In a statement the local authority said, "We are inviting Mrs Plummer to hold her event as part of a weekly fun run the council organises at Appley Park each Saturday morning.
"This is an event that already has its own insurance and marshals. There is no need for Mrs Plummer to complete any paper work nor pay a hire fee so we hope this is a good solution for her and all those who plan to support this worthwhile cause.
"We appreciate that the paperwork event organisers are often required to complete can be daunting and we are happy to give advice in these circumstances. Our aim is not to make the hosting of events difficult but to ensure they are run safely for the benefit of all."
This afternoon, a deal was reached between Ryde Inshore Lifeboat, Isle of Wight Council and Susan Plummer for the alternative Race To Life to go ahead as planned.
It will take place on 29 July, at Appley.