Are water stations useless for 5Ks and 10Ks?

Studies suggest water intake isn’t necessary for races lasting under an hour, so you may want to skip the water station at your next race

Why you don’t need to hydrate on short runs

Drink if you’re thirsty, but don’t force yourself to consume water

10K runners should pre-hydrate with salt in hot weather, new study finds

Runners who took a little sodium with their water pre-race did not run faster, but needed less water during the race, and finished less dehydrated than when they drank only water