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By David Pan 

'Hidden gem' inspires Japanese Gulch Runners


Last updated 8/26/2019 at 4:20pm

David R Pan

Japanese Gulch Runners club founder Abram Elwell leads a run through the Japanese Gulch with members Amanda Mazzenga and Jeremiah Bonsmith.

When Abram Elwell started running on the trails in the Japanese Gulch, he was training for his first trail ultra marathon.

Elwell and some friends discovered the park, located in Mukilteo, and began running there on a regular basis.

"It was sort of like a hidden gem," said Elwell, who works at Boeing's nearby Everett facility. "Not many people knew about it."

Two and a half years later, Elwell, his friends, and members of the Japanese Gulch Runners, a running club Elwell founded, meet for weekly runs after work.

What started as three or four friends getting together has turned into a commun...

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