Frequently Asked Questions

What is the target audience for the exhibit?

K-5 is the targeted grade-level range.

How big is the exhibit?

The exhibit is 1,200-square feet. It requires an indoor space of 35-feet by 45-feet to allow adequate clearance for exiting the exhibit.

Where can the exhibit set up?

Speedway to Healthy is an indoor exhibit. Under no circumstances should it be set up in any outdoor setting.

What type of structure is the exhibit?

The exhibit is made of light-weight aluminum beams with fabric panels attached. The exhibit is enclosed on all sides and is open at the top.

How many volunteers are needed?

Volunteers assist with three tasks: set up of the exhibit, take down of the exhibit and as pit-stop presenters. To take down and set up, at least 12 volunteers are needed. Eleven volunteers are needed as pit-stop presenters.  We recommend 12-to-24 volunteers to handle the various tasks at various times. Also the number of volunteers may vary based on the number of days the exhibit is booked.

What types of volunteers are needed?

Adult volunteers who are physically capable of carrying the exhibit’s items and using a screw driver are necessary. Men and women who are mechanically inclined or builders would be great volunteers if available, but ordinary people can make this happen, as well. Volunteers who are presenters must be able to follow the script and work with children. The more enthusiastic the presenter the more the children will enjoy and remember.

How much does it cost?

At this time, there is no cost.  Due to special programming support we are able to provide this program at no cost to schools in our state.

How long does it take to set up and take down the Speedway to Healthy exhibit?

It takes about eight hours to set up the exhibit and five hours to take it down. 

Can high school students act as Speedway presenters?

Yes. High school students who are trained properly can serve as presenters. They cannot, however, assist with the set-up or take down of the exhibit.