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Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club

Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), one of Toronto's  finest middle distance track and
cross country running clubs. We specialize 
in 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000m track events.

CTAC offers age appropriate training programs for athletes aged 11 and up who are passionate 
about running. 
We train at facilities in the central Toronto area, including Sunnybrook Park, Monarch Park Stadium,
Leaside High School, St. Michaels College and East York Collegiate. 

Cross Country Season is Upon Us!

Stay up to date with the latest Cross Country results as they happen on 
Twitter. Click the icon below to go the @CTACrunning Twitter page

What's Happening!

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CTAC Masters

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Minor Track Assn. Cross Country  Championship Meet

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Deadline: Sunday Oct 18

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latest meet results 


2015 Cross Country 
 Meet Schedules

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CTAC Masters Group

CTAC Annual Awards Banquet

Friday, November 20, at 7pm at Whistler's Pub Banquet Room 

The 2015 CTAC Awards Banquet is quickly approaching. All CTAC members are admitted free and are encouraged to attend as this is always one of the season highlights for our club. There will be a limited number of tickets available for parents, more information about that is coming soon.

Our guest speaker for the evening is decorated Canadian Steeple Chase athlete Matthew Hughes. Matthew  is the Canadian record holder for 3000m Steeplechase.  His record, 8:11.64, was run at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow.  Other personal best times include a 13:19.56 over 5000m and 7:51.87 over 3000m.  Matt has already qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. 


Are you thinking about joining CTAC for the 2015\2016 season?
Get your questions answered here.

Come try our Program!
Test Drive Details Here

CTAC Alumni competing for the University of Western Ontario
Madison, Hilary, Katherine and Carter

Central Toronto Athletic Club
3rd Annual Early Bird Classic XC Race

Saturday, September 26, Centennial Park, Etobicoke


Click the CTAC logo below to see a Video of the 2014 event

Michael Petersen
2015 Youth National 800m Champion

Congratulations Michael

Michael Petersen becomes CTAC's first individual National Champion by winning the boys 800m event at Youth Nationals!  Michael also won Silver in the 400m event the day before! Congratulations Michael, on an epic weekend.

If you want something you've never had, you have
to do something you've never done!

CTAC Competes at Canadian National 
T&F Championships in Edmonton 

For the very first time Canadian Junior and Senior Championships were combined into one event.  From a junior perspective, it was exciting to be warming up and mingling with the likes of Melissa Bishop, Shawn Barber, Andre De Grasse, Cam Levins and host of other Olympians.  Perhaps being inspired by older, more experienced athletes, contributed to our excellent results.

 Five athletes, all younger than their competition, Allison Anderson, Emily Cohen, Caroline Lampard, Michael Petersen and Kylee Raftis,represented CTAC.  There was much to be excited about.  We finished with two 4th place finishes (Emily JW 800m & Michael JM 400m), two 6th place finishes (Allison Anderson JW 1500m &Caroline Lampard JW 3000m) and one 10th place finish (Kylee JW 3000m).  Congratulations to all!  

 Complete results can be found here

Emily Cohen Selected to Represent Canada!

It’s official!  Emily will represent Canada at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships!  The event will be held in Cali, Columbia July 15-19.   Emily was in the enviable position of selecting between two events for World’s.  She is currently ranked #1 in Canada (Youth Girls), in both 800m and 1500m.  However, she has selected to race 1500m in Cali.  As of today, she is ranked #10 in the world for that event. 

Congratulations Emily!

Click here to see the announcement. 

Wow! Outstanding Club Depth On 
Showcase at London 1500m Night


The 2015 edition of the Runners Choice London Distance Series (RCLDS) 1500m Night, was another great success for the club, demonstrating our depth of talent.  The event is a favourite among distance runners from Ontario, Quebec and beyond. 

Click here for all the details, pictures and results....... 

Bantam Midget 1 Group Closes out 
it's Season at Mississauga MTA Meet

The BM1 group closed out the outdoor track season in Mississauga on Saturday, June 20.

The meet started with a boys and girls combined 4x800 relay, with the team of Myles, Dario, Mack and Cameron squeaking out a very close victory in an exciting race against their CTAC girl teammates, Sayan, Emma, Jardine and Remy who finished second overall. See the finish picture below.

Connor P. and Zoe represented the club well in the 1500m event, both posting big PB's for their season at 5:01 and 5:10 respectively. In the 400 we had Sophie H, who placed 5th in Atom girls, and Remy and Parker in the senior girls. Remy won a close race with Parker pulling in in 4th place.

The last event was the 800m. CTAC entered 3 girls in the Atom girls event. Sophie H. placed first, Sophie C. was second and Chloe C. was 5th.

Well done everyone!


CTAC Athletes Compete at
AO Junior/Senior Championships

Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2015 Athletics Ontario Junior/Senior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Windsor. Fourteen athletes competed over the three days in eight events; JM 400m, JW & JM 1500m, JW & JM 800m, JW 3000m, JM 5000m & JM 3000m s/c.  CTAC athletes won a total of 3 medals; 2 gold and 1.  Congratulations to Michael Petersen, the JM 400m Champion, Kylee Raftis the JW 3000m Champion and Caroline Lampard, silver medalist in the JW 3000m.  Along the way 6 new personal bests and 6 seasonal bests were established

Not obvious in the results were Emily Cohen’s performances in the SW 800m and1500m.  Emily is now ranked #1 in the country for Youth Girls in both events!!

A big thank you to all the parents who ventured down the 401 to support our athletes, your children.  Eating dinner together on Saturday evening, thanks to Amanda, was really fun and contributes a lot to what CTAC is all about.

Congratulations to all!  



CTAC BM1 Group has Impressive
Day at TDSB City Finals

Twenty five CTAC BM1 athletes competed in the TDSB Track and Field City Championships on Thursday, June 11 at Birchmount stadium. All of the athletes put in great efforts and many had the best races of their season in the championship meet. Six CTAC boys competed and came home with 4 medals including 3 gold and 1 bronze, and  on the girls side we had 19 athletes competing, and they collected 18 medals, 6 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.

See a full summary and more pictures on our Race Summary page


CTAC Shows Depth at OFSAA Championships

CTAC Shows Depth at OFSAA Championships Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2015 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Fourteen athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets.  It was a very exciting weekend of races.  CTAC athletes won 2 gold and 3 bronze medals.  Along the way 12 new personal bests and 2 seasons’ best were established.

Congratulations to all for your courage, determination and exemplary representation of CTAC.

Medal Winners:
Emily Cohen       Gold JG 800m & 1500m

Stella Adamo      Bronze MG 800m
Aleksa Gold        Bronze MG 3000m 
Quinn Johnson   Bronze MG PV 

Seasons’ Best Performances: 

Allison Anderson 1500m 
Jessie Armstrong 3000m 
New Personal Best Performances: 
Stella Adamo 800m 
Aleksa Gold 1500m & 3000m 
Quinn Johnson PV 
Cade Kohals 800m & 1500m 
Caroline Lampard 1500m & 3000m 
Nic Tralli 1500m & 3000m 
Aly White HJ 
Carter Wood 2000m s/c 

28 CTAC BM1 Athletes Qualify
for TDESAA City Championships

28 CTAC athletes in grades 6, 7, and 8 have qualified to participate in the TDESAA City Championships on Tuesday, June 9 at Birchmount Stadium.

22 CTAC athletes competed in the North Conference Qualifier on Monday, June 1 at Esther Shiner Stadium. Of those 22 CTAC athletes  there will be 17 that will move on to compete at the City Championships. This group won 13 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. A great showing! Congratulations to Sam, Myles, Ty, Cameron, Liam R., Kathleen, Chloe, Sophie C., Hillary, Kennedy, Jardine, Sayan, Sarah W., Remy, Kate, Zoe and Ireland.

12 CTAC athletes competed at theTDESAA South Conference Qualifier on Tuesday, June 2 at Birchmount Stadium. 11 of those athletes will move on to the City Championships. Congratulations to Mack, Sophie H., Rachel, Annie, Rebecca, Mia, Sarah A., Sarah P., Jenni, Parker and Alex. This group of athletes won 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals.

Congratulations to everyone and good luck at the TDESAA City Championships.



14 CTAC Athletes off to OFSAA

It seems we are a Track & FIELD club!  14 CTAC athletes, will compete in 20 events at the OFSAA Track & Field Championships.  Among the qualifiers, we have 18 medalists including 7 golds, 6 silvers and 5 bronze.

Among the medalists is our first field athlete, Aly White, who finished 2nd in the MG High Jump!

Congratulations to all, particularly the nine who qualified to compete at OFSAA Track for the first time!

Complete results can be found using the link below.

See Meet Results here

Emily, Carter and Cade, pictured below, all qualified for OFSAA.


36 CTAC Athletes off to OFSAA Regional Qualifiers

Wow!!  36 CTAC athletes, are headed to their respective OFSAA Regional Championship Meet; the final qualifier for the 2015 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. They will compete in 61 individual events!! It promises to be a busy two days; Metro Regional May 27/28, Birchmount Stadium and Central Regionals (Jessie!) May 28/29, York University.  

Broken down by gender, we have 22 girls competing in 37 individual events and 14 boys competing in 24 events. These are remarkable numbers that not only reflect CTAC's commitment to excellence, but also the highly competitive nature of all our athletes.  Well done everyone!  


2014/2015 Central Toronto Athletic Club

Thank You CTAC Families
CTAC Bantam Midget1 Group Raises $3,260 for 
World Vision Canada at Mississauga 5K

 11 CTAC Bantam Midget1 athletes, 1 parent and BM1 coach Brent competed at the Mississauga Marathon Weekend 5K on Saturday, May 2. Some of our young athletes competed with the goal
of helping raise money for the World Vision Clean Water Program in Rwanda. Emma, Kennedy
and Alex (pictured above) raised $1280 of the $3260 total dollars raised for this worthwhile
charity, along with BM1 coach Brent who has raised $1980 towards his goal of $11,300 in his
Ironman for Clean Water fundraiser that culminates in September. The funds that Brent raised
were all from CTAC families. Thank you very much to everyone that contributed, we appreciate
your generosity. 

Our CTAC 5K participants included Alex, Emma, Kennedy, Parker, Ireland, Rachel, Rebecca,
Sophie C., Chloe, Sarah P., Noah, Jim Graham and Brent. Our young athletes represented
CTAC very well at the event. Alex and Emma had top 10 overall (both genders) results, with Alex breaking the 8 year old course record (the overall course record for women) by over 20 seconds.
Alex, Emma, Sophie C. and Rebecca were the top 4 in the overall women's event. Each of our
CTAC athletes worked hard and had a great experience.

Congratulations to the participants, and thank you to the CTAC families that donated money to
World Vision. 

Pictures of the event



Small But Mighty CTAC Group Has
Great Showing at MTA Championships 

13 athletes from our Bantam Midget1 group represented CTAC well at the Minor Track Association Championships on March 21-22 at the TTFC. CTAC athletes came home with 6 medals and 11 top 10 finishes.

Congratulations to Alex Weir on winning the SG 1500m event and setting a new MTA Senior Girls record (the previous record was 12 years old), and a silver medal in the SG 800m. Jenni Dwyer won bronze in the SG 1500m. Congratulations to Myles De Castro, he won bronze in the AB 1500m and Silver in the AB 800m. Congratulations to Parker Hopkins on a bronze medal in the SG 800m event, Parker was 4th in the SG 400m event. Remy Cattell finished 4th in the SG 1500m.

Rebecca Snow and Rachel Donnelly posted big PB's in the SG 1500 and AG 800 respectively. Well done everyone!

“It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It is the will to prepare to
win that matters". 

Paul 'the Bear" Bryant


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