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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.

Saturday, Mar. 30
Atlanta Georgia Badass Dash 2013, Stone Mountain

Distance: 7K (about 4.35 miles)
Location: Stone Mountain Park (1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $85 (Registration closes Mar. 25, so sign up soon!)
This is an obstacle race, so runners will face such challenges as monkey bars, inflatables, a maze, a ladder wall and a slip-n-slide while they tear through the course.

Saturday, Apr. 6
Dirty Spokes Trail Run, Woodstock

Distance: 6.5 miles; there is also a 5K option
Location: Olde Rope Mill Park (690 Rope Mill Road)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 through Mar. 25, $40 after
This is an off-road run, which includes rolling hills and "technical sections" with roots and rocks.

Saturday, Apr. 13
Battle of Allatoona Creek, Acworth

Distance: 8 miles; there is also a 5K option
Location: Allatoona Creek Trails (5690 Old Stilesboro Road)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35
The trail is a mix of track, grass and woods. A $100 cash prize is at stake for the first male and female finishers!

Saturday, Apr. 13
Sickle Cell Road Race, College Park
Distance: 7K run (about 4.35 miles), 4K walk (about 2.48 miles)
Location: Welcome All Park Recreation Center (4255 Will Lee Road)
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $25 through Apr. 1, $30 after
Both courses wind through south Fulton's Welcome All Park neighborhood and include some rolling hills.

Saturday, Apr. 13
Historic Roswell 10 Miler & 5K, Roswell

Distance: 10 miles; there is also a 5K option
Location: Canton Street in downtown Roswell
Start Time: 7 a.m.
Cost: $60 through Apr. 1, $70 after
Money raised by this first annual race will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series, Athens
Distance: 10K; there are also 5K and 1-mile options
Location: Dudley Park (100 Dudley Park Drive)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $30
Money raised by this race will benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Dirty Spokes Runnin' the Rocks, Conyers
Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: Georgia International Horse Park (1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 through Apr. 13, $35 after
The course winds through the woods and includes rolling hills, technical challenges and even some creek crossings.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Cheerios Challenge, Covington
Distance: 10K; there are also 5K and 1-mile options
Location: Covington Family YMCA (2140 Newton Drive)
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 through Apr. 12, $20 after
A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the man and woman who can break the course records (31:16 for men, 37:52 for women).

Saturday, Apr. 20
Cross Country Stampede, Cumming

Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: Watson Family Farm (3810 Watson Road)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $30
This race has several "adventurous" features, including a slosh through water and a mud pit. Money raised will go to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church's camp fund.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Stomp Out Cancer, Gainesville
Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: Gainesville High School (830 Century Place)
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $20
The course stays on paved roads surrounding the school's campus.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Sweet H2O Trail Race, Lithia Springs
Distance: 50K (about 31.25 miles)
Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park (1750 Mount Vernon Road)
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $65 through Apr. 1, $75 after
Are you up for a real challenge? This ultramarathon winds across trails and through creeks, ultimately crossing the park twice. It will benefit Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Saturday, Apr. 20
Run the River, Roswell

Distance: 10K, there are also 5K and fun run options
Location: St. Andrew Catholic Church (675 Riverside Road)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $27 through Apr. 14, $32 after
The race course runs along the Chattahoochee River. Money raised will benefit HomeStretch, a charity that helps homeless families get back on their feet.

Sunday, Apr. 21
Nancy Travis House Trot for Tots, Athens
Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $25
Money raised by this race will benefit Nancy Travis Hope for Babies, Care for Kids, Inc., which ensures that all Athens-area children receive access to a quality education.

Saturday, Apr. 27
Muddy Duck Dash, Gainesville/Oakwood
Distance: 3.5 miles
Location: University of North Georgia (3820 Mundy Mill Road)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $40 through Apr. 10, $45 after
Money raised by this obstacle-style race will benefit the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation.

Saturday, May 4
TriCities RunWalk, College Park/East Point/Hapeville
Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: College Park City Hall (3667 Main Street)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $22
As its name implies, this race course covers three south Fulton County cities. Money raised will benefit the Main Street Academy in College Park.

Saturday, May 4
Fiesta Run, Cumming
Distance: 15K (9.3 miles); there is also a 5K option
Location: Forsyth Conference Center (3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard)
Start Time: 7:45 a.m.
Cost: $38 through Apr. 18, $45 after
Money raised by this annual event will benefit the Center for ALS at Emory University.

Saturday, May 11
Savage Race, Dallas

Distance: 5+ miles
Location: Moonlight Stables Equestrian Center (2462 Harmony Grove Church Road)
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $79 through Apr. 4, $89 through Apr. 25, $99 after
This muddy romp features more than 25 "extreme" obstacles, such as mud, fire and barbed wire.

Saturday, May 18
Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series, Cartersville
Distance: 10K; there are also 5K and 1-mile options
Location: TBD
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $30
Money raised by this race will benefit Advocates for Children.

Saturday, May 18
Spring K Classic, Roswell
Distance: 10K; there is also a 5K option
Location: Sweet Apple Elementary School (12025 Etris Road)
Start Time: 8:10 a.m.
Cost: $25
Money raised by this race will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell.

Saturday, May 18
Bethany Christian Services Walk/Run for Children, Stone Mountain

Distance: 5 miles; there are also 5K and 1-mile options
Location: Stone Mountain Park (1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $30
Money raised by this race will benefit Bethany's adoption and foster care programs.

Saturday, May 25
Sutallee Trace Trail Challenge, Canton

Distance: 10 miles or 4.5 miles
Location: Boling Park (1200 Marietta Highway)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 through May 4, $40 after (4.5-miler is $30 through May 4, $35 after)
This rugged race course winds along the Etowah River, following old Cherokee Indian pathways. Money raised will benefit Boy Scout Troop 241.

Saturday, June 15
Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma, Lilburn
Distance: 10K; there are also 5K and 1-mile options
Location: City Park Greenway (76 Main Street NW)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $25
This family-friendly race raises money for scleroderma research; scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that thickens the skin and causes damage to internal organs.

Saturday, June 15
Rope Mill Trail Run, Woodstock
Distance: 13.1 miles; there is also a 5K option
Location: Olde Rope MIll Park (690 Rope Mill Road)
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $45 through May 25, $50 after
The trail varies from paved to gravel, and may include a river crossing.

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