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Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Kids bowl free in 2013

Kids bowl free in 2013
Kids Bowl Free 2013

FREE Summer Bowling is back for 2013!   Be sure to take advantage of the awesome savings.   My family definitely took advantage of this the last two years and we plan to again in 2013.

Registered kids receive TWO free games of bowling, every day all summer long.

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Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has planned a golf fundraiser for next month.

The event will be held Monday, Apr. 29 at Polo Golf and Country Club. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Entry is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes. Fees include breakfast, use of a golf cart, a boxed lunch, a goody bag and a post-event reception. Sponsorships are also available.

Learn more and register for the tournament at apsfoundation.org.

Polo Golf and Country Club is located at 6300 Polo Club Drive in Cumming.

Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center now closed for touch ups

Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center now closed for touch ups

CUMMING, Ga. -- While the gymnasium floors are being refinished, Forsyth County's Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center will be closed.

The center will be unavailable from Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3. There will be no use of the facility during these days. 

"We appreciate everyone's patience during this course," Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said. "The recreation centers at Central Park and Fowler Park will of course be available for use during this time."

The center will reopen for all use at 7:00 on the morning of March 4. 

Monkey Joe's holding birthday celebration

Monkey Joe's holding birthday celebration

ATLANTA -- Monday is the birthday of Monkey Joe, namesake of the popular indoor bounce house venues.

To celebrate, Monkey Joe's is offering plenty of family fun, including reduced admission prices, all day.

On Feb. 18, entry into every Monkey Joe's location is only $5. The first 100 children at each facility will be treated to a free pizza party, and the first 75 children will be given birthday party goodie bags.

"Monkey Joe's birthday party provides us an opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their continued support of Monkey Joe's locations across the country," Monkey Joe's brand manager Sonny Crumpton said in a statement. "As a way to honor the families that visit Monkey Joe's time and again, we wanted to show our appreciation with discounted admission and special treats and events, which we believe both children and their parents will enjoy."

Run a Halloween race

Run a Halloween race

ATLANTA -- Fall is in the air, Halloween candy has begun to grace grocery store shelves and it's time to start training for a spooky race.

Several metro Atlanta 5Ks, 10Ks and more carry Halloween themes during this time of year. Here is a list of some of the area's fall runs.

(There is also still time to register for many of the upcoming Christmas and holiday runs in the Atlanta area! Check Active and Run Georgia year-round for more races.)

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

ATLANTA -- The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday, and several Georgians are hoping to bring home the gold at the Games.

Learn who to root for here:

Richard Browne, 21, Athletics
Browne is a native of Jackson, Miss., and now attends Morehouse College in Atlanta. He suffered a below-the-knee amputation after an accident in 2009, but quickly bounced back to become a Paralympian. Browne will compete in the 100m, 4x100m and high jump. He won silver in the high jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Trials.