French runner passes through Houston County during cross-country journey

Marie Leautey is hoping to finish her run across the U.S. by the end of November.

DRESBACH, Minn. (WKBT) – A worldwide run is passing through our area this week.

French runner Marie Leautey ran through Dresbach Monday on her run across the U.S.

Leautey is raising money for Women for Women International, an organization that supports female survivors of war.

“I’ve pledged to raise one dollar for every kilometer run throughout my journey. So I’m hoping to get there by the time I reach my finish line,” Leautey said.

Leautey finished running nearly 9,600 miles across Europe in June.

She hopes to finish her run across the U.S. by the end of November.

You can follow her journey on her website, as well as Instagram and Facebook pages.