3 things to do in Gwinnett for Mother’s Day that aren’t brunch

Treat your mom to a fun day out this Mother’s Day.
Treat your mom to a fun day out this Mother’s Day.



Most moms love a good brunch, but there’s more to Mother’s Day than mimosas and pancakes. Luckily, there is a wide variety of ways to celebrate mom across Gwinnett County this weekend, from an early morning race to a local carnival.

Run a 5K (or a half marathon)

For some, there's no better way to start the day than a long run. In Loganville, runners can choose between three different race lengths at the "Mother's Day Half Marathon, 10K and 5K." The 5K will be run over the course of one paved loop in Bay Creek Park. The 10K will take two loops, and the half marathon will consist of four loops plus a 0.35-mile "out and back" to complete the 13.1-mile requirement, according to organizer Deborah Montgomery Racing. You can register for the race online. It starts at 7:30 a.m. and Bay Creek Park is located at 175 Ozora Road in Loganville.

Spend an afternoon at the ball park

With warm weather comes days at the baseball field. The Gwinnett Stripers will take on the Norfolk Tides in a 1:05 p.m. game Sunday afternoon. The game will be a "pink out" in honor of breast cancer awareness. Tickets are available starting at $8. The team plays at Coolray Field, located at 2500 Buford Drive.

Come one, come all

The whole family can enjoy an old-fashioned carnival. The Loganville Carnival, which starts May 10 and goes through Sunday, features classic rides like the Scrambler and a Ferris wheel, plus games and fair food. Parking is available at City Hall, located at 4303 Lawrenceville Road, and the carnival is right next door, near the intersection of Lawrenceville Road and C.S. Floyd Road. If Mom wants to use the carnival as an excuse to get a few hours away from her beloved children, drop-offs can be done in the parking lot behind the Rock Gym at 135 Main St.

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