Not the least of his accomplishments, Norm Gagne has competed in the La Luz Trail Run for twenty-one straight years. The La Luz Trail Run, deemed one of the “12 Most Grueling Races in North America” in 2001, features a 9-mile course with over 4,000 vertical feet of climb, finishing at an altitude of 10,678 feet. Most impressively, Norm and Jane Gagne not only run the race annually, but also run with their son, making the race a family tradition of sorts.