Events: Sutter Creek – Duck Dash2018-03-11T04:31:12+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

Presented by the Amador High Cross Country Team: Join us for the 5K Duck Dash!
Saturday, April 28, 2018

sutter creek duck dash

A fun family friendly run/walk that will start and end at Minnie Provis Park. This course will take you on mini tour of beautiful and historic Sutter Creek. Proceeds benefit the Amador High Cross Country Team. Event will be held rain or shine.

April 28th, 2018: Race Starts at 8:00 AM at Minnie Provis Park Church Street, Sutter Creek, CA

For kids 6 & under try the Duckie Dash down Chruch Street just before 8 a.m.

Preregister online by April 18th to receive a cotton race shirt and save.

Cost: Kids 10 & under FREE (no shirt) , age 11-17 $20 and age 18 and over $25. Family/Group rate for groups of 4 is $45 and each additional participant in the group is $12. Add $5.00 for athletic tops.

Duck Dash PDF Registration Form
Duck Dash Flyer
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• Register online at search Sutter Creek 5K Duck Dash
• For questions or more information contact: Erica Pophal (209) 642-1293 email –
• Late registration is on the day of the race at Minnie Provis Park at 7:00 AM with $30 cost for every age and no group rates.
• Race shirts for late registration are not guaranteed as quantities have to be pre-ordered.

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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.