Events: Sutter Creek 49’er Bypass Run2019-01-10T01:42:50+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

Sutter Creek 49’er Bypass Run
April 6, 2019

Lace up your shoes for the 13th Annual 49er Bypass Run Saturday, April 6th in Downtown Sutter Creek. Check in starts at 7am, with 5K and 10K run events starting at 8am. Courses take you through the rolling hills of Sutter Creek and Amador City and offers views of the Sutter Gold Mine and the Freemont/Grover Mine Head Frame.

We are also having a “Family Fun Run” this year with a quick 1 mile course. For Families the cost is $50 fee for a family of 4. Come dressed to impress in your Easter fun costumes. Best Family costume prizes will be given out. Contact 209-223-6349 for more information.

This is a “Rain or Shine” event

Register online at or (search 49er Bypass Run)

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.