Sta Elena City - For the first time, the country’s best professional cyclist and age group athletes will converge in Sta Rosa Laguna to visit VISTA LAND’s master planned development - Sta. Elena City as the residential community hosts the fifth in a series of Tour of Camsur Qualifying events held all over the Luzon Island. The 2011 edition of the Tour of Camsur Qualifying Series presented by Fit+ EVENTS went under way in 2011 with the first round in Golden Haven Las Pinas City in March. The Sta. Elena City event dubbed “Vuelta Sta. Elena” will take place in May 7, 2011.
FIT+ Sports Inc., in cooperation with the Youth and Sports Development Program of Governor LRay Villafuerte, will be the organizer of the “Tour of CamSur 2011” - this year’s most prestigious international cyclo tourism event for both professional and executive riders which focuses in sports tourism. This coming May 21 to 29, CamSur Water Sports Complex will host the biggest international cycling tour in the Philippines. It boasts the biggest prize money on offer and will focus on the tourism hot spots of the southern tagalog region.
The Tour of Camsur 2011 covers a gruelling 1000 kilometers, point-to-point, through Southern Luzon's world-renowned trails and coast line. The event is open to professional, trade, and continental teams as well as a special division for age group amateur teams.
In line with this, FIT+ Sports set out to organize elimination races leading up to the main event. This is to ensure that only the best of the best will have a chance to battle it out and win the five million peso prize purse - the biggest in Philippine Cycling history.
Sta Elena City was selected because it surpassed the criteria for an ideal International class sporting host venue. Established as a 300 hectare Master planned City, it has become the latest land mark in Sta. Rosa Laguna recognized widely as one of the fastest rising new residential area and financial district in the South & is just a short 45 minute drive from Makati’s CBD making it accessible to participants and spectators. Fit + Sports is set to establish Sta. Elena City to be a well recognized feature in the National Cycling calendar with the support of VISTA LAND which has become a key supporter in promoting active lifestyle in all its developments projects.
Sta. Elena City will be the venue for FIT+ kids, women’s & Age group cycling races because the community is ideal for recreational and other sport activities. And in the near future, family-oriented activity centers will be made available in Sta. Elena’s Commercial Hub, which will rise in a 7 Hectare Lot located at the back of the current staging area of Georgia Club and Augusta. Establishments include Restaurants, Supermarkets, Coffee Shops, Outlet Stores, Sports Facilities & Events Venue.
For the active family looking for a future home, the master planned Sta. Elena City embraces existing projects like Hacienda Sta. Elena, Mesa Land, Crown Asia and Brittany. Sta. Elena City boasts meticulously designed themed subdivisions where each community is inspired by the world’s most charming destinations from English gardens, Spanish haciendas, Italian villas or Georgian colonial houses, perfect for families and kids. With all these qualities, FIT + Sports has elected to make this event part of the Tour of Camsur qualifier for 2011 - the most prestigious cyclo tourism race in the country. But you don't have to be competing for National honours to race the Vuelta Sta. Elena - all comers from novice to elite are welcome.
The Vuelta Sta. Elena will be a series of races for kids, Juniors, Women and Men in three different racing disciplines - Individual Time Trials, Team Time Trials and Road Races.
Fit+ Sports organizers are also planning many community events this year in all VISTA Land master planned developments like Evia in Alabang, Lakefront in Sucat and The Islands in Cavite. This include cross-country racing for all levels of ability, a block party and concerts, among other activities, to continue last year’s efforts to involve racers and spectators alike in celebrating the uniqueness of Vista Land properties while enjoying a unique sporting activity that focuses on the family.
"We received so much positive feedback this month about all of the community events we offered and we’re promising to deliver more fun activities for the entire family again in Sta. Elena," said Kaye Lopez Marketing Director of Fit+ Sports.
Sta. Elena is the fifth stop on a tour that also visits Manila, Subic; Batangas, Quezon province, Naga, Legaspi; and Camarines Norte.