Queen City Running North

Mojo Running is merging with the Cincinnati city-wide Queen City Running brands to become Queen City Running North! Visit our main website at: https://www.queencityrunning.com/ or come visit us at our Queen City Running West location!


Welcome to Mojo!

We are a Running Specialty Store in West Chester, Ohio. We have a great staff dedicated to finding the correct shoe, right apparel or perfect accessory for you. In addition to running and walking shoes we also carry Trail, Track and Cross Country Shoes.  With a large triathlon club we also offer swimming and triathlon training gear. Our goal is to keep you running and competing and give you the information and gear you will need to take your running to the next level! We offer group runs, group rides, and multiple swim and bike clinics throughout the year.  If you are looking for some 1-on-1 coaching we can do that as well with Certified Ironman coaches and USAT Certified coaches available. Come in and see us and we will do everything we can to help you "Live Life in Forward Motion."


Paul Heintz - Owner
Paul is the store owner, or Mr Mojo, to many of his running friends. Paul ran his first marathon, the NYC marathon, in 1984 and has continued to run every distance between the 5K and marathon, including 200-mile relay events ever since. A veteran of 30+ marathons, including several Boston efforts, Paul continues to have a passion for both road and trail running. In addition to running Paul is also a triathlete and a 2-timel Ironman. In December, 2015, Paul earned his Ironman Coaching Certification and now coaches hopeful triathletes. Paul also earned Ironman All World Athlete status based upon his 2015 efforts. This past September Paul became a USAT Certified Race Director and continues to put on excellent events in the local running and triathlon scene. Paul's favorite sport is rugby but he is retired now and prefers to strap on the running shoes rather than the rugby boots these days and can be found most days working at the store dispensing thoughts and suggestions to interested runners, walkers and triathletes.
Paul Wade - Running Specialist
Hi! My name is Paul Wade, sometimes known to the Mojo Nation as, "the other Paul." I call myself a born again runner because I ran in junior high and high school on the track and cross country teams then took a 20 year hiatus. I started running again about 16 years ago as a way to improve my health and lose weight. A year later and 50lbs. lighter, I started running in some 5K races. To my surprise, I earned some age group awards and then I was hooked. Now, I will run where ever I can, treadmills to trails, 5K's to marathons, mud runs to trail marathons, highlighted by getting to run a marathon in southern Ireland! . My goal here at Mojo Running is to do my best to get you into the right equipment to achieve your goals, no matter if it is your 100th marathon or just getting into a good pair of properly fit shoes.
Jamie Pytlinski - Running Specialist
Hi, I’m Jamie and while I love all things exercise (bootcamp, spinning, core workouts, yoga), my favorite is running. I ran a little in high school and hated it...then began running to get in shape after having my first child. That motivation has changed into a passion. I have grown to love those quiet times of my feet hitting the pavement. Running has been my teacher in many ways…determination, goal setting, being gracious to myself, perseverance. Running has also provided me with life changing experiences…I’ve connected with a lot of people through running, but have also enjoyed quiet time alone to pray. Running is also a fabulous way to see and experience a new city or vacation place! I've thoroughly enjoyed running two full marathons, many half marathons, and with one triathlon under my belt, am hoping to train for more.
Maddie Armbruster - Running Specialist
My name is Maddie Armbruster and I started running with Mojo during my junior year of high school, and have been with them ever since. I just completed my freshman year at Miami University, with 14 half marathons under my belt, along with 3 full marathons. I first qualified for Boston a week after I turned 18, then again seven months later, and will be running it in 2017. Running has brought me a lot of joy and friendships over the years, and I look forward to where it’ll take me in the future. I love to help others find their own joys in running.
Joan Cameron - Running/Triathlon Specialist
Hi, I’m Joan Cameron and I have always been an active person. I began running when my kids were young and ran my first marathon in 1999. After my marathon, running became a struggle due to back problems and I had to quit running. In 2008 I joined the Mojo running group to see if I could run again and never dreamed I would accomplish all I have with the help and support of this wonderful group of people. Since joining this group I have run over 20 marathons, including Boston, and many ½ marathons, 10K and 5Ks. In 2010 I branched out into the world of triathlons. Again, with the support of the tri club, I have experienced things I never thought possible. I have been able to compete in the Ironman 70.3 world championship, several times at Age Group Nationals, have had the honor of competing on the US team at the ITU World Championship, and have completed 2 ironman distance races and am currently training for my third. Being a part of the Mojo Nation has made me a better person and I like to help others reach their goals.
Mark Stansberry - Running Specialist
Hello. I am Mark Stansbery. I started running in my mid-forties, relatively late compared to most runners. I started running off and on to try to get in some kind of decent physical shape. After about ten years, I signed up for my first actual race (a 5K). Since then, I've been hooked. I have participated in dozens of races, from 1 mile long to marathons and have logged over 10,000 miles. The running community is made up of my people and there are none finer. Running is my passion in life, a sport that I can take with me wherever I travel, and that is its own reward.