Pete & Cheryl Runnels

Camp Cooks

Hometown: Burns, OR (Pete)
Tacoma, WA (Cheryl)

Burns High Grads – Go Highlanders!
Pete attended Southern Oregon University

Number of Summers at Steens Mountain Running Camp: 18

Career/Professional/Coaching Highlights/Achievements:
Together: Owners of Figaro’s Pizza – Burns, Oregon; Received Figaro’s Pizza ‘Franchise of the Year’ Award in   2010. We are big community supporters from the youth to the senior citizens in our area.

Cheryl: Employer – State of Oregon, Dept. of Human Services.

Pete: Day to day operations at Figaro’s Pizza; County Commissioner for Harney County. Received Harney County Chamber of Commerce “Boss of the Year” Award – 2008.


Why Pete and Cheryl continues to return to Steens Mountain Running Camp each summer:
#1 -For the Kids!
#2- For the ‘reunion’ of our ever-growing camp family. The camp is a wonderful experience for all of those who attend. It brings a pause to our ever busy daily lives and helps give us all a purpose to go back home and do good things. It is very unique in many ways that you can’t find anywhere else!