The Vineyard triathlon is Saturday, Sept. 8 beginning at 7 a.m. with a swim at Inkwell Beach. By now you probably know if you have entered the event, which presumably requires months of training, so consider this a call to get off the couch and watch the swimmers, bikers and runners. Next year is just 365 days away. Time to get inspired.

After the swim at Inkwell Beach, participants pick up their bikes in Waban Park and head off to essentially circle the Island and finish back in Oak Bluffs

The event is presented by Goodale Construction and offers two divisions, The Vineyard Half — swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles; and the Sprint — swim .33 miles, bike 13 miles, and run 3.2 miles.