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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, and East York Collegiate. 

Winter Training Venue Notice

Saturday, February 28 Training will be held at
Monarch Park Stadium

note: start time 10:45 am (arrive at 10:35) 
Bantam Midget1 group will be finished at 11:45

Note: Periodically we are forced to move training indoors on Saturdays due to inclement weather.
Please check this notice every Saturday morning for a venue update.

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All Groups

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AO Indoor BMJ Champs

Meet Dates: March 7,8

Entry Deadline:
Thursday February 26

Meet Package and Schedule

Check out our
latest meet results 


Bantam Midget1 group only

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MTA Flying Angels Indoor Meet

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Meet Date: Sunday, Feb 1

 Maddy is a Mustang

Maddy Hilliard will be joining the University of Western Ontario Mustangs track program next season. Maddy has served as one of our team captains for the last two seasons.

Congratulations Maddy!

See a article with all the details here.


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.
Alex will receive her award at the MTA banquet on January 31. 

Congratulations Alex!

CTAC Youth Girls
 2014 National Cross Country Champions

17 CTAC athletes travelled to Vancouver to participate in the 2014 Athletics Canada Cross Country Championship on Saturday, November 29. CTAC athletes had a solid showing with the Youth Girls team bringing home a national championship, the Youth Boys team placing 7th, and  Saheed Khan placed 22nd in the Senior Men's race. 


Athletics Ontario 
Cross Country Championships

Athletics Ontario XC Championship 
Sunday, November 16

CTAC sends record number of athletes to provincial championship meet,
comes home with 2nd place overall team result


CTAC sent a club record 95 athletes to the 2014 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championship in Niagara Falls on Sunday, November 16.

Congratulations to all of our athletes on a very successful cross country season. Our athletes put in a tremendous effort into the build up to the provincial championship and their efforts were rewarded with 7 team medals, and 7 individual medals.

CTAC (140 points) placed 2nd in the Overall Team Category to 2014 AO XC Champions Newmarket Huskies (143 points), with University of Toronto Track Club (108 points) placing 3rd.

Congratulations to the bantam girls (gold and bronze), bantam boys (silver), midget girls (silver), midget boys (bronze), youth girls (bronze) and the junior ladies (gold) on their team medals.

Congratulations also go out to gold medal winner Alex (bantam girls), silver medal winners Remy (bantam girls), Emily (midget girls), and Caroline (junior ladies), and bronze medal winners, Parker (bantam girls), Aleksa (midget girls) and Allison (junior ladies). Well done everyone.




CTAC Annual Awards Banquet

See More Pictures Here

Autumn Running in Sunnybrook Park

Practice is 90% physical / 10% mental
Championship meets are 10% physical / 90% mental

It Must be Cross-Country Season!

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.

The New Athletic Year

A Message from Head Coach Dave Christiani 

Welcome to the 2014/2015 athletic year.  This promises to be an exciting year.  As our club and athletes mature, more and more opportunities present themselves.  For example, 2015 is a World Youth Track and Field Championship year (Cali, Columbia).  Many of our members are eligible for this event, and have an excellent chance for selection.  Also, the Hershey Championship has been reformatted as two separate national events, one an American Championship and one a Canadian Championship. 

See all of Dave's message here......


CTAC Awards Banquet Guest Speaker

Tereza Macel
 Ironman Triathlon Champion

Thank you Tereza for your inspiring
message at our 2013/2014 Banquet

“All of us have bad luck and good luck. The person who persists through the bad luck -
who keeps right on going - is the person who is there when the good luck comes - and
is ready to receive it."

Robert Collier

Emily Wins AO Athlete of the Year Award

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

2013/2014 Central Toronto Athletic Club

CTAC Medals at AO Junior Provincials

Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2014 Athletics Ontario Junior/Senior Outdoor 
Track & Field Championships. The event was held in Ottawa.  Four athletes competed over two days 
(July 19/20) in four events; JM 400m, JW 1500m, JM 800m & JW 800m.  CTAC athletes won 2 silver 
and 2 bronze medals.  Along the way 2 new personal bests were established.  The not so secret to 
our success was our unique IST (integrated support team) comprised of 
8 parents, 1 grandparent, 2 
aunts, 2 uncles, 3 cousins and 3 siblings.

Emily Cohen           Silver JW 800m & 1500m
Allison Anderson    Bronze JW 1500m
Michael Petersen   Bronze JMJ 400m 

Congratulations to all!  


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CTAC at Junior Nationals

Au Revoir Ste. Therese

It was an exciting weekend of races in Sainte Therese, Quebec for CTAC at the Canadian Junior
Track & Field Championships.  Four athletes, Allison Anderson, Maddy Hilliard, Caroline Lampard
and Kate Stewart represented CTAC at our first ever Junior Nationals.  There was much to be excited
about; Allie advanced to the JW 1500m Final, finishing 10th and Maddy’s new personal best time in the 3000m, bettering her old mark by 14 seconds. 

Allison Anderson – 4:40.37 (10th)

Maddy Hilliard – 10:16.74 (20th) PB

Caroline Lampard – 10:08.43 (14th)

Kate Steward – 2:23.14 (DNA)

Complete results can be found here

Race videos can be found here

A Great Day at TDSB City
Championships for CTAC Athletes

Sarah, Jenni, Alex, Ireland, Parker, Mac and Julia ham it up for the camera at the TDSB
City Championships Meet.

CTAC athletes had a great day at the TDSB City Championships on Tuesday, June 10. Our young athletes entered 11 events on the track and came home with 17 medals.

Click here for all the details.........

CTAC Mines Gold at OFSAA Championships

Aly sets the pace early in her OFSAA Junior Girls 800 event. Aly took the bronze in the 800 to
go with her 1500m gold.

Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2014 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Thirteen athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets.  It was a very exciting 
weekend of races.  CTAC athletes won 4 gold and 2 bronze medals.  Along the way 6 new personal bests were established.

click here to see the details in Race Summaries......


Congratulations to CTAC's 3 gold medallists; Michael Petersen JB 400m, Emily Cohen MG 1500m &
Allie Anderson JG 1500m at OFSAA 2014.


Michael Petersen prepares for launch in his 400m event at OFSAA. Aly, Emily and Dave celebrate
Aly's JG bronze, and Emily's MG gold in their 800m events.

CTAC shines at 2014 OFSAA Track with 6 Medals

CTAC athletes brought home a total of 6 medals from this year's OFSAA Track ad Field Championships in Mississauga. Our medal winners were Emily Cohen, gold in Midget Girls 800m and 1500m, Aly Anderson, gold in Junior Girls 1500m and bronze in 800m, Michael Petersen, gold in Junior Boys 400m, and Kylee Raftis, bronze in Midget Girls 3000m.

Stay tuned for all the details in our Race Summaries.......

Thirteen OFSAA bound CTAC athletes are introduced at our summer picnic on Saturday, May 30. See below for more information.

A big thanks to Amanda Lampard for organizing this year's picnic. There was a great turnout and
plenty of good food to feed our hungry athletes.

2014 Outdoor Track Season in Pictures
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