Zumiez, the leading youth lifestyle specialty retailer, is set to introduce the 2002 Zumiez “Hit and Run” Skateboard Tour early this summer featuring skateboarding demos by the Element, Volcom and Adio pro teams (one team per stop), an invitational amateur skateboard event (at select stops), live music (at select stops) and much more.

The “Hit and Run” tour, scheduled for June and July, is expected to draw upwards of 20,000 spectators over the course of the events. The promotions will take place in the mall parking lots of Zumiez store locations where an expert street course will be set up. Skaters expected to appear for the Element stops include – Bam Margera, Kenny Hughes, Terry Kennedy, Colt Cannon, Jeremy Wray, and Jake Rupp; for the Volcom stops – Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Brian Sumner, and Alan Petersen; for the Adio stops skaters to be announced.

The tour will also include a unique invitational amateur skateboard event, called the skate “Nontest” designed for Zumiez to help local riders get exposure and be seen by the pro teams and their team managers. Twenty-five expert street skaters in select regions will be invited to skate the street course, personally meet the team and the team manager, and have a chance to get a new supply of skate equipment or possibly be put on the flow team.

In addition to the skating, there will be scheduled autograph signings, live music including Volcom music artist “Arkham” (at Albany, NY), product giveaways from tour sponsors, limited edition tour t-shirts and stickers, free samples of Hansen’s beverages, and X -Box demo kiosks for spectators to test out the latest video games.

The 2002 Zumiez “Hit and Run” Skate Tour is sponsored by Volcom, Adio, Element, Stance Magazine, Skateboarding Magazine, Hansen’s and Spy. The tour is free to everyone!

“Hit and Run” Schedule:
Element Team
Saturday, June 1 1:00pm – 6:30 pm Valley Fair Mall, Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, June 2 1:00pm – 6:30pm Southwest Plaza, Littleton, CO

Volcom Team
Saturday, June 15 1:00 pm – 7:0pm Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY
Sunday, June 16 1:00 pm – 3:00pm Palisades Center, W. Nyack, NY (in store autograph signing only)

Adio Team
Saturday, July 13 1:00 pm – 6:30pm Sunrise Mall, Sacramento, CA
Sunday, July 20 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN

* Skaters subject to change.