Joe Brinkmann, Owner


Queen City Running, a long-time dream of owner Joe Brinkmann, opened in May of 2016. Joe has worked in the running specialty business for over 14+ years, starting as a sales associate and working his way up to shoe buyer and training group coordinator. In addition, Joe has been a huge part of the local running community, completing his first race in 1996 along with a number of other local & national races, including marathons in Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, San Francisco, San Diego and Columbus. Joe’s passion for running has led to his coaching thousands of runners over the past 18 years. In 2013, Joe knew it was time to start his own training group and open his own store. The Queen City Running Club was created in 2014 and drew 280 members in its first season. Since then the group has grown to over 500 participants, topping off at over 600 runners and walkers for this past Spring’s Flying Pig Marathon training. Playing off of the success of the group, Queen City Running opened to much fan fair in May of 2016, and has been warmly received by local runners, walkers and members of the QCRC family.

Today, Queen City Running offers a variety of running and walking footwear, apparel and accessories and is the first running specialty store on the West Side of Cincinnati. Customers can expect to have their feet assessed and given proper footwear recommendations by Joe and his staff.