Eat My Crust 5K bolsters Brevard charities with significant donations


Erica Weitz, middle, Heather Schulz, left, and Amy Ertel were winners in the Eat My Crust 5K.

courtesy of viera pizza

During the past five years, Viera Pizza’s Eat My Crust 5K and family-friendly event donated more than $95,000 to Viera High School Athletics, Special Olympics of Brevard and Brevard’s Early Step program.

With more than 1,000 participants, the event was sold out the day before the race. According to race coordinator Mike Acosta, it is one of the most competitive races in Brevard County.

A check was presented to Athletic Director Chris Gallagher, left, and Principal Mike Alba for Viera High School’s Athletic Department. | PHOTO BY BOB PARENTEThis year’s race finished at the Viera High School track where participants’ final laps were timed for the new Fast Track award in addition to the overall, age group, team and Pizza Delivery challenge awards.

In addition to donating $20,000 to Viera High School athletics, race finishers participated in the county’s largest pizza party and received medals. The grand prize was a golf cart donated by GolfCarts Unlimited.

Acosta said the event is more than a race. “We’re touching the lives of infants along with student and special athletes with the monies raised from the race.” 

The final laps for the runners were on the Viera High track. | PHOTO COURTESY OF VIERA PIZZAFor more pictures, visit our online photo gallery.