Events: Sutter Creek 49’er Bypass Run2018-03-11T19:32:37+00:00

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Sutter Creek 49’er Bypass Run
April 7, 2018

Lace up your shoes for the 12th Annual 49er Bypass Run Saturday, April 7 in Downtown Sutter Creek.

Packet pick up starts at 8am on Main Street with the race starting at 9am sharp. Race Day Registration will be available. Race day registration will be available.

This 5K and 10K course takes 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.

Registration is $25 if you are 17 and under and $30 if you are 18 and over. Participants will receive a custom race shirt and a swag bag filled with goodies from this year’s sponsors. Overall Winner will receive fantastic prizes and a custom medal. Medals will also be handed out to the top three finishers in each age group.

Contact John Williamson at 209-223-6349

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.