Just when you thought January was going to be spent lounging on the sofa, foraging for leftover chocolate coins and counting down the days until the 6 Nations… Doddie Aid is back.

Doddie Aid is a virtual mass-participation exercise event founded by former Scotland captain, Rob Wainwright, that lasts for 6 weeks from 1 January 2023.

Any exercise counts, with the winning district being the one with the most miles at the end of the event.

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All participants also receive a free snood for taking part.

The event raises funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation which invests in research to find meaningful treatments for Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

Over the last 2 years, the event has seen over 30,000 participants cover 4 million miles and raise over £2 million for the Foundation.

The event splits into six districts with the winning district being the one which covers the furthest distance over the duration of the event.

To take part and claim a free district snood simply download the Doddie Aid app and sign up to a district by making a donation.

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Miles can be logged via the app – gallop, run, cycle, swim, dance, hp, skip, row, roll, any form of exercise counts.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, there’s all sorts of exciting Doddie Aid features at your fingertips, beyond simply being able to log miles for your district.

Why not head to the merchandise page to make sure you’re fully kitted out or keep up with the latest Doddie Aid news and social media activity via the updates section.

You can also create or join a league. This lets you check out your efforts against those of your friends, family, and colleagues – ideal if you’re looking for that little bit of extra motivation to get moving this January.