Doddie Aid 2022 Challenge

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Doddie Aid is back

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 mass participation event, encouraging you to get active in January and raise funds to help find a cure to Motor Neuron Disease. It was founded by former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, Rob Wainwright and raised a staggering £1M in January 2021, with 27,000 people taking part.

So, what is Doddie Aid? 

The event splits participants into five districts, with the winning district being the one which covers the furthest distance over the duration of the event. Last year, we covered enough miles to circumnavigate the world 87 times.

To take part and claim your free team snood, simply download the Doddie Aid app and sign up to a district by making a donation. Miles can be logged via the app - gallop, run, cycle, swim, dance, hop, skip, row, roll – any form of exercise counts. And excitingly, this year, you can compete against family, teammates and colleagues with our new leagues feature.

New for '22

Click the links below to download the app. Please note that this will allow you to sign up and claim your free snood – but the miles tracking features won’t be available until 1st January.

Frequently Asked Questions

Assuming you’ve received your Doddie Aid sign-up confirmation email and have followed the unique link to our partner site The Cycle Jersey to claim your free snood - the snood should be with you before Doddie Aid starts on 1 January.

If you have not received your confirmation email please contact us at

Please note, that orders outside the UK mainland may take longer to arrive. 

As of the 1st of January you will be able to log your miles. It’s easy to log: simply press the plus button on the app and you’ll get the option to either manually add your miles or to automatically log them using your phone’s GPS function.

A group account allows one person to be responsible for the logging of miles for an entire group of people – this might be ideal for families, sports teams, schools and so on, where individuals don’t have their own accounts but would like to join as a group of people. Please note that with this account type the individual miles breakdown per person is not available. 

This differs from a league, in that a league brings together people who all have their own individual accounts and log their own miles – so you can see how you’re getting on against friends, colleagues, teammates etc.

All measurable exercise counts, whether you are walking the dog, running, cycling, counting your steps or on a cross-trainer in the gym. If you find marathons easy or walking to the shops hard, this event is for everyone, of any ability!

All the profits after the cost of the snoods and event will go to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to fund meaningful research to find a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.

You will still be able to take part: a non-app web-based version will be available for 1st January.

It's easy to keep up with all that's taking place around Doddie Aid. You can use the news section via the app or the website, and also follow Doddie Aid on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

It’s very easy to sign up as a group, rather than an individual. On the sign up screen, simply choose to sign up as a group, rather than as an individual user. You will then be responsible for logging the group's activities by adding the figures for all participants in your group. 

These members do not need to have their own account as the group admin can input their statistics directly.

If you have a question not covered by our FAQ, please contact us at

About My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

Our mission is to raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures, and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.

Visit the Foundation website

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