Mall of Ga. to hold women's health events

BUFORD -- The Mall of Georgia will host a number of events this week celebrating women's health and promoting breast cancer awareness.

Beginning Thursday and culminating Sunday with the Great Gwinnett Road Run 5K, the events organized by Simon cover a wide range of topics and activities. All events are free except for 5K registration fees.

-- Thursday: From 6 to 8 p.m., a "girls night out" will be held in Nordstrom Court. The event will include health and beauty demonstrations, shopping, swag bags and prizes.

-- Friday: From 6 to 9 p.m., musical entertainment and health and beauty-oriented activities hosted by Gwinnett Medical Center will be held at the mall's Village Amphitheatre.

-- Saturday: From noon to 6 p.m., Zumba, yoga, music and health activities will be held at The Village Amphitheatre. Pick-up of 5K packets will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. The first 100 participants to pick up their race packets will received a special runner's swag bag.

-- Sunday: The Great Gwinnett Road Run 5K and Fun Run will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Registration and breakfast fees for non-participants will benefit the Georgia Breast Coalition Fund. For more information on the race, visit greatgwinnettroadrace.blogspot.com.

Similar events will also be held this weekend at Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw. For details on those events, visit simon.com.