• Toronto's premier middle
    distance track and
    cross country
    running club
    Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)
  • We specialize in
    400, 800, 1500, 3000
    and 5000
    track events
    Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)
  • A History of Success
    Cross Country
    Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)
  • Integrated Support Team (IST)
    Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)
  • CTAC Development Group
    Building for the Future!
    Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)

Development Group

Nurturing the Next Generation of Distance Runner

Our competitive training programs are designed with significant input from the Athletics Canada Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model. All of the methods used to train our young athletes are age appropriate; their safety and long-term participation in sport is one of our main goals. Our program aims to provide these young athletes with a sense of achievement leading to a positive relationship with sport and physical activity.


High School & Post Collegiate Group

Training for high performance.

As an athlete progresses through our programs, their training frequency and loads are increased, and emphasis broadens to include a more comprehensive training structure. At this stage they are provided with a more unique, individualized, innovative program that is designed and implemented by a Level 4 coach with international coaching experience. 



An Historic Day at National Cross Country Championships

It was an historic weekend for the group in Kingston, particularly the boys!  The CTAC YB team of Liam Rivard, Connor Pribaz, Aidan Goslett, Matthew Lampard (our top 4 scorers) and a large supporting cast, won the Team Bronze at the National Cross Country Championships.  That's a first for our boys!!  As well, the AO Girls U16 Gold Medal winning team placed an incredible 4th in the Girls U18 race.  And not to be outdone the JW team finished 6th.  Individually we had two Top 15 results (Liam & Sophie), two Top 30's (Chloe & Connor) and three Top 50's (Jenni, Aidan, Matthew) among many more outstanding individual performances.  Congratulations to all!  Enjoy your well deserved week of rest and recovery.  

Looking Ahead

The Development Group resumes training this week, running out of Leaside HS on both Monday and Wednesday.  We return to Sunnybrook Park for Saturday's only.  The High School Group will resume formal training together starting Monday December 3 at MPS

CTAC Official Instagram Account

The official CTAC Instagram account, ctacrunning, is up and active!  We'll use the account to post workout pictures & videos, live Instagram stories, featured athletes, positive/motivational quotes, upcoming events, and more. Please check us out at ctacrunning!  Parents/Athletes please D M Lisa Doorenspleet with your pictures for posting. 



Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), Toronto's premier middle-distance track and cross-country running club.  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 Central Tech School.

Who we are

CTAC is a competitive running club for youths aged 11 (grade 6) and up. We are located in central Toronto and draw most of our athletes from the North York, East York, North Toronto and Beaches area of the city. CTAC is a non-profit corporation with a parent volunteer board of directors.


What we do

We offer age appropriate training for athletes in the sport of middle distance running (800,1500, 3000, Steeple Chase, and 5000) on both the indoor and outdoor track, as well as cross country running. CTAC’s programs focus on introducing young athletes to the sport of competitive middle distance and cross-country racing in a team based, fun atmosphere.


Why choose us

Coaches are our club’s greatest resource, and they play a large role in the success of our athletes and our programs. Our coaches want to see each of our athletes reach their full potential, and their programs are designed to develop the athlete over the long term...


What People Say About Us

CTAC is a competitive running club for youths aged 11 (grade 6) and up. We are located in central Toronto and most of our athletes come from the North York, East York and Beaches area of the city.