• 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)
  • Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)
    CTAC Intro Group
    Head Start on the Future!

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. 



AO Cross Country Championships - Important Information

The Athletics Ontario XC Championships go this weekend at Seneca College, King City Campus.  It's a challenging course which features a 2k and 3k loop. The Final Schedule has been posted.  Please review the schedule as there have been changes to the original, posted earlier.  For a map of the course, use this link.  CTAC U16 & U18 athletes are reminded we will meet at the course at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday for course preview.

OFSAA Cross Country 2019

It's hard to remember another OFSAA XC with conditions like those faced in Sudbury.  But, as we have come to expect, CTAC athletes rise to all conditions and succeed.  Members of our group contributed significantly to 2 team wins!  The Leaside JG and SG both won Gold!  Well done ladies.  A huge shoutout to Chloe who ran the entire 6km with only one shoe!  Individually we had 1 Top 10 (Adam JB), 1 Top15 (Lily NG) and 6 other Top 30 performances.  Awesome job!! Team depth was also evident in the results with 5 other Top 50 finishes!  Congratulations to all.

National Cross Country Championships, Abbotsford, British Columbia, November 30

Eighteen CTAC athletes will compete at National Cross Country Championships.  Further details will be announced following the completion of the AO Cross Country Championships.  Information on the course and schedule can be found on the Championship website.  CTAC travel and accommodation information will be available soon.

CTAC Awards Banquet & Fundraiser

We are less than 3 weeks away from the CTAC Awards Banquet and Fundraiser.  A huge thank you to all that have donated items for our silent auction and raffle so far!  We have some fabulous items and events for CTAC families to bid on.  It is going to be a great night.  However, we still need your donations.  All the kids benefit from your generosity.  For further information please contact Hank White.



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.