Gathering together for a 26.2 mile jaunt, celebrities and athletes alike ran the London Marathon on Sunday (April 24). The incredible fete spans the course from The Mall in West London, past the Tower Bridge and wraps up in Central London.
Spectators got quite the view as “Game of Thrones” and “Hunger Games” actress Natalie Dormer, “Top Gear” presenter Chris Evans, and “Made in Chelsea” star Ashley James trekked their way through the remarkable city all in honor of their favorite charities.
Dormer took a break from all of hype of her HBO series’ premiere by running the marathon in just under four hours. She raised money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC.)
Evans, not to be confused with “Captain America,” ran the London marathon for second year in a row. The “Radio 2” host finished in four and a half hours and ran in honor of BBC’s Children in Need.
The reality TV star, Miss James, finished in just over four hours and used her appearance to raise money for the Marie Curie foundation, which raises awareness for cancer prevention.
Other famous participants included Sophie Raworth from the BBC newsroom and Judge Rinder from the self-titled ITV daytime production. Both participants raised funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and Buttle UK, respectively.
Each year, runners break the former year’s record for money raised for charity. In 2015, racers raised $75 million for charity and since its start in 1981, the London Marathon has raised more than $980 million for various organizations.