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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. 
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AO Outdoor Junior Championships
(June 25, 26)

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Deadline June 16

High School Group only
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London 1500m Night (Sun. June 19)

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Deadline June 11
open to all athletes

2016 Outdoor Track 
 Meet Schedules

High School Group

CTAC Florida Training Camp - 2016

Once again, our Florida Training Camp was a great success.  It’s become an annual event held at the National Training Centre in Clermont, FLA.  Their track, pool and cut cross-country trails on the property are ideal for our purposes.  Nearby to our rental homes we use the 10-mile clay loop in the orange groves for long runs.  This year 26 athletes participated in an intense 5 days that seemed to go by very quickly.  Their enthusiasm, energy and enjoyment are surely a result of doing something they love with some of their best friends.  Congratulations to all, you survived!

New Balance National Indoor Championships 2016
That was quite the weekend for CTAC in the ‘Big Apple’! 

The NBNIC is the USA National High School Indoor Championships.  It attracts the top Track & Field athletes from all across the United States.  The competition is held at the Armory Track, one of the best venues in the entire world to race.  Michael Petersen led the way with two new Personal Best performances.  On Friday he ran 48.41 for 400m (8th place overall), a new indoor PB, and on Sunday ran 1:51.99, a new PB, to finish 5th overall and All American status.  As well, Kylee Raftis finished 14th overall in the 2-Mile event with a 10:40.45, clocking a 10:01.56 a new 3k PB along the way to the finish (3200m)!  Congratulations to all!!

CTAC at 2016 Athletics Ontario 
Bantam/Midget/Junior (BMJ) Indoor Championships


That was some weekend of racing by our crew!! The 2016 Athletics Ontario BMJ Indoor Championship was another great success for the club.  Among the 47 CTAC athletes who competed we had 9 medal performances, 17 Top 10’s which included 10 Top 5’s, and of course, numerous personal best performances.  

Congratulations to all!!

Complete results can be found here.   

Medal winners include:

Michael Petersen – Gold JM 400m & Silver JM 800m

Kylee Raftis – Silver JW 1500m

Remy Cattell – Silver MG 800m

Alex Weir – Bronze, MG 800m

Micaiah Ellis – Bronze BB 1200m

Charlie White – Bronze BB 2000m

Lexy Rivard – Bronze BG 800m

Dylan Evans – Bronze BB 800m

2016 Athletics Ontario Youth Senior Championships 

Kylee Raftis leads the CTAC contingent at the AO Youth/Senior Indoor Championships  winning silver in the YG 1500m and bronze in the YG 3000m. In total CTAC athletes produced 17 new Personal Best performances and 3 Season’s Best.  Congratulations to all!!


Congratulations to CTAC athlete Alexandra Weir. For the second consecutive year Alex has been selected as a Minor Track Association "Athlete of Excellence" .

Alex had an outstanding season in 2015 which saw her set a TDSB 1500m record for grade 8 girls, set a new MTA 1500m indoor provincial record and post a 1500m personal best time of 4:36 at the London 1500m night in late June.

Alex will receive her award at the MTA banquet on Saturday, January30 in Mississauga.

Congratulations Alex!

CTAC Athletes Close Their XC Season With a Great 
Showing at National Cross Country Championships.

ACXC 2015 Photos

See a video of CTAC athletes in training mode


CTAC Celebrates Excellence

2015 CTAC Banquet 

Over 150 athletes and family members attended the 2015 CTAC Awards Banquet at the Whistler's Banquet Room on Friday, November 20. 

The event was a wonderful celebration of the 2014/2015 season as CTAC recognized the many achievements of the past season. Coaches were very proud to present athletes with the Awards of Merit, Most Improved Athlete, The Athlete Spirit Award, and our Top Performers Award. Congratulations to our Award Winners and all of the CTAC athletes on a stellar season!

A big Thank You to Lee-Anne Hopkins for organizing this great evening! 

Development Group Award Winners

Award of Merit
Rebecca, Annie, Myles and Chloe C.

Most Improved Award
Emma, Sophie C., Sarah P. and Sayan

Top Performers 
Alex W., Remy, Liam, Cameron, and Jardine

Spirit Award

Midget, Youth, Junior Group Award Winners

Award of Merit
Caroline, Anthony, Stella, Ava, Kasha, Katrina, Carter, Harrison and Alex H.

Most Improved Award
Paige, Nik, 

Top Performers 
Midget - Aleksa, Cade
Youth - Emily and Michael 

Spirit Award

CTAC Competes at 2015 Athletics
Ontario Cross Country Provincial Championship


CTAC Bantam Boys and Bantam Girls celebrate their team gold medals at the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships in Etobicoke. Congratulations to all CTAC athletes on another strong showing.

CTAC athletes set a new club record for the number of entries to the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships, sending 112 athletes to Etobicoke Centennial Park for the 2015 AOXC Championships.  For the second year in a row, we finished second in the Overall Team Championship to the Newmarket Huskies. Newmarket successfully defended the Overall Club Championship by a score of 189 to 136 points. UTTC was third with 109 points.  However, for a club such as ours, only three years old and still building from the Bantams up, we showed amazing strength across all races and continue to be a power in this championship.

On Sunday we had 3 gold medal team performances (BB, BG & JW), and 1 bronze medal-winning team (SW).  As individuals we had 17 Top 10 performances including podium finishes by Caroline Lampard (gold JW), Kate Stewart (Silver JW), Jardine Lam-Colling (silver BG), and three bronze from Cameron Denys (BB), Remy Cattell (MG) and Natali Robinson (JW). 

Congratulations to all!! 


Julia and Remy at the 2015 OFSAA Cross Country Championships in Collingwood. Remy displays her silver medal from the Midget girls race. Congratulations Remy!

52 CTAC Athletes Compete at
OFSAA Cross Country Championships

Saturday November 7 was another banner day for CTAC athletes!  Fifty-two CTAC athletes, a record number for the club, representing their various high schools, competed at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships on a hilly, muddy and very technical course.  The event was held at the Highlands Nordic Ski Centre in Duntroon, Ontario.  To succeed, a race plan stressing patience and courage was a necessity.  It was a difficult test for all the athletes and CTAC’s contingent demonstrated their strength of character, rising to the occasion.  In total we had 12 Top 20 finishes, including 5 Top 10’s and one Silver Medal.  Two of the most exciting races were the MG’s where five CTAC athletes finished in the Top 20, and the SG’s where four CTAC athletes finished in the Top 12.  Amazing performance from a very talented group of young runners. 

Congratulations to Remy Cattell, Silver Medalist MG, Miranda Thompson (6th SG), Caroline Lampard (8th SG), Emily Cohen (9th SG), Jenni Dwyer (10th MG), Kylee Raftis (12th SG), Cade Kohals (12th JB), Aly White (13th JG), Alex Weir (14th MG), Parker Hopkins (15th MG), Stella Adamo (17th JG) and Ireland Robertson (20th MG).  Congratulations to all!!

A Very Scary Workout!
CTAC Celebrates Halloween!

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

Need some motivation to get out there and run? 

Check out this great video by CTAC athlete Alex Hoerner and his brother Dylan

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. 


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


“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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