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, and East York Collegiate.
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.
Click here to see the announcement.
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
Click here for all the details, pictures and results.......
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 Shows Depth at OFSAA Championships
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!
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
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
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!
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Alex Named MTA
Athlete of Excellence 2014
CTAC Bantam athlete Alex Weir has been named a Minor Track Association (MTA) Athlete of Excellence for the 2014 season. Alex was the MTA Senior Girls XC Champion, placed second in both the 800m and 1500m at the MTA indoor championship, and won the silver medal in the Hershey Mile.
CTAC Bantam Midget1 athletes work with coach John during their XC season training in Sunnybrook Park. Check their meet results in the CTAC Race Summaries.
Emily Cohen receives the Athletics Ontario Midget Female Athlete of the Year Award at the
AO Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 27. Emily is the first CTAC athlete to receive
this award. Congratulations Emily!
Midget/Youth/Juniors Open Their XC Season
Many of the young juniors used the Colt Classic in Milne Conservation Area, and the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester NY as their first race.
See details and results on our Race Summaries Page