Rae Heim, who has been running across the country barefoot to raise money for the Nashville, Tenn., nonprofit Soles4Souls, reached her final destination Wednesday: the Manhattan Beach Pier.

The 18-year-old Heim, whose trip began in Boston, headed down Manhattan Beach Boulevard after 10 a.m. joined by about 10 people, including two sisters. A crowd met the Carroll, Iowa, native at the pier, where she was honored by Mayor Wayne Powell and offered donations of shoes from Manhattan Beach-based Skechers.

Afterward, Heim walked onto the beach and splashed in the ocean with family members.