Grandma’s Marathon is partnering with marathon enthusiast and business owner Bob Strommen on a book project for release prior to the 2013 marathon.

The preliminary working title is "When Will it Get Fun? – Running for a Lifetime or a Lifeline? A Look at Life, Love and Leadership."

Grandma’s Marathon runners and followers (like you)are invited to be considered for inclusion in this book by telling your story as to why you run, what keeps you going and what drives you to the finish!

They're looking for impactful stories of inspiration, determination and tributes as to your motivation to run and mental toughness to finish.

Bob Strommen has made a commitment that this project will be a fundraiser for the Young Athletes Foundation and yet no financial commitment is being asked of you for participation. If you are interested in being considered, please complete this “invitation for inclusion” HERE no later than September 28, 2012.

From the responses received, 50 – 100 stories will be selected for a more in-depth phone, Skype or video interview. It will be from these final interviews that stories will be selected for inclusion in the book.

More information on Grandma's Marathon HERE