By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 20, 2023 at 6:31 PM

Broken Bat Brewing, 135 E. Pittsburgh Ave., hosts a "5k-ish" fun run and walk through Walker's Point on Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. It's the first in the six-event Wisconsin Brewery Running Series to raise money for local nonprofits.

Participants will get a finish line beer, your choice of a commemorative glass or swag item, a chance to win prizes, festival-style events like games and giveaways, live music, food trucks and more, all to support great causes like MADACC, 9to5 National Association of Working Women and others.

Registration is limited to taproom capacity, so sign up here soon.

You do not need to be 21 to participate. Under-age runners will get a token for a non-alcoholic beverage.

Dogs and strollers are allowed, with caution, please.

Other events in the series are Aug. 19 at Big Head Brewing, Sept. 2 at Ope!, Sept. 23 and 30 at locations to be announced and Oct. 7 at Third Space.

Brewery Running Series organizes events like this in 21 states. Learn more at

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.