By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 06, 2022 at 1:01 PM

You can register now for the 5th annual Cream Puff 5K, which is likely the only race at which you also get a State Fair cream puff.

The run/walk benefits the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and includes a ticket to the 2022 State Fair, an Original Cream Puff, a T-Shirt and more. 

The run/walk through State Fair Park begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, with an after-party at 7. The 1K walk kicks off at 6:45.

This year there's also a virtual option that allows you to run or walk wherever and whenever you want. You'll get a voucher for a three-pack of Original Cream Puffs and your packet with voucher, ribbon, T-shirt and fair ticket will be mailed to you after the event.

If you register 13 or more adults with the same team/group name, all the team members get a discount and the printing of your company, family or other team name on the shirts.

 All the details and sign-up options are online now at

OnMilwaukee is a sponsor of the Cream Puff 5K.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.