Registration Now Open for the 19th Annual Flight of the Dove 2024

June 12, 2024

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3, 2024, as the 19th Annual Flight of the Dove cycling and fundraising event is set to take place at Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton, SC. Organized by VIA Health Partners of Laurens County, this much-anticipated event supports the essential services and programs provided by the organization.

Drawing riders from many other states, the Flight of the Dove features three distinct routes to cater to riders of all levels: a metric century (62 miles), a 30-mile ride, and a 14-mile leisure ride. Additionally, a 50-mile variation of the metric century is offered to provide even more options for participants. Repeat riders know this event to be well-organized, challenging, and fun, attracting cyclists from all walks of life. The SAG-supported rides include well-stocked rest stops along the routes, ensuring riders’ comfort and safety throughout the journey. The event concludes with lunch for all participants.

Event Schedule

Friday, August 2

  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Rider Packet Pick-up
    VIA Health Partners (formerly Hospice of Laurens County)
    1304 Springdale Drive, Clinton, SC 29325

Saturday, August 3 – Event Day

  • 6:45 AM: Same Day Registration Opens / Packet Pick-up
    Located in front of concession stands under Bailey Memorial Stadium
  • 7:50 AM: Road Conditions Report and Prayer
    Located at the traffic circle
  • 7:55 AM: Live Dove Release by Homeward Angels
    Doves will be located in the grass circle in front of the stadium
  • 8:00 AM: Metric Century Riders Depart
  • 8:05 AM: 50/30 Mile Riders Depart
  • 8:10 AM: 14 Mile Riders Depart

Since its founding in 1987, Hospice of Laurens County, now known as VIA Health Partners, has remained committed to its mission of caring for neighbors regardless of medical complexity or ability to pay. The Flight of the Dove event plays a crucial role in supporting this mission.

By participating in the Flight of the Dove benefit ride, you contribute to the ongoing services and programs offered by VIA Health Partners. These services are invaluable to those facing serious or terminal illnesses, providing comfort and care to make the most of every day. Your generous support helps ensure that VIA Health Partners can continue to offer these extraordinary services to everyone in need, including many programs not covered by insurance.

Register now to be a part of this meaningful event. Your involvement makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving care from VIA Health Partners.