Caitlin and Jared would love to donate to charity, but unfortunately their careers, although rewarding, do not provide them with much expendable income. Jared works at a residential treatment facility for adolescents suffering from behavioral probelms and addiction, while Caitlin works as a case manager at a non-profit organization helping adult women overcome addiction.
After hearing about multiple fundraisers through CrowdRise, Jared and Caitlin decided to give it a shot. They decided they would participate in a big event to help raise money for a cause close to their hearts: Alzheimer's Association. So, they decided to do what any non-runner would do: begin training for a half-marathon.
As of July 24, 2011 Caitlin and Jared decided to being training for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February of 2012.
The race is 13.1 miles around Epcot in Orlando, Florida. Caitlin and Jared have no previous race experience except for one 5k a few months ago.
You can follow their progress on www.thequestforfitness.com