2020 First Steps Marathon

Wellness For a Worthy Cause

We are so excited to announce that in 2019 and 2020, “FMM Steppers” were able to raise over $6500 to support our work in Michigan county jails.

Join Us As A Stepper

As a Stepper you will need to commit to raising $260. Sign up to be a stepper by texting FMM to 51555 or filling out the form. After you enter your name, mobile number, and email address, you will be prompted to personalize your fundraising page.

Be A Sponsor

Sign up to be a donor by texting FMM to 71777 or filling out the form below:

Join Us In Prayer

Lastly, we would love your prayers. For our steppers as they complete their 26-mile goal. For our donors as they financially support our ministry. And for the men and women in jails around the state of Michigan that are taking their first steps of faith.


The funds raised will go toward sponsoring Bible Students in the Michigan county jails. $26/Student.

It’s a health challenge for participants to walk, run, or step 26 miles over the month of January 2019. Each participant also known as a "Stepper" is challenged to raise $260 or more for RTF by gathering 10 sponsors around them that will give an average $26 gift. The First Steps Marathon is a statewide wellness movement all over Michigan that you can participate in at your home, at your gym, and in your own neighborhood. Steppers will track their mileage.

Anyone who wants to commit to the First Steps Marathon must be:

  1. Individuals healthy enough to walk, jog, or run a mile a day over the course of a month. Please consult doctors if there is a concern or question.
  2. Individuals who are willing to raise $260 or more to support Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry, using the tools provided.
  3. Churches, businesses, and entire families will be encouraged to track their steps or miles to reach their goals.
  1. To get healthy! January is “resolution month” for many people. People join the local gym, dust off their treadmills, and commit to a healthier lifestyle in the new year.
  2. To be part of something bigger! It’s not often that you hear ordinary people commit to a marathon. By joining the First Steps Marathon, steppers are joining with people from all over the state to make a healthy choice for themselves and to facilitate “first steps” of faith and a new life for people at their jail.
  3. Accountability makes the difference! When people go public with their goal, commit to raising support for their goal, and have a team of people who encourage them, they are more accountable!