• 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!
    The first practice will be Monday, September 9th at Sunnybrook Park!
    Practice will be Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:30-5:45. You can register for one or both days.
    Must be grade 4/5 aged athlete to participate.
    The program runs for 9 weeks and is open to kids of all levels. We especially invite those who have never run
    before to come out and give it a try.
    For more information regarding the Intro Group, please contact Pam Anderson (CTAC Team Manager)
    at pjanderson@sympatico.ca.
    We don't think you'll regret it!
    If you are interested in helping coach or supervise at practice,
    please contact Dave Christiani at davidchristiani@rogers.com.

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.

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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. 

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News

Spring/Summer 2019

Hamilton Canada Day Twilight Meet

Well that worked out well, despite the late hour for many to race.  Given the late date for Nationals this year, Hamilton’s Canada Day Twilight Meet attracted a record number of entries, including CTAC's 15.  The meet as a result ran very late into the night, but despite that, our crew established 11 new Personal Best performances!!  Unlike high school races in April & May when it can be 10 degrees (or less), windy and raining, racing in June & July, in the evening when the air is still with temperatures of 22-24 degrees, is ideal. Congratulations to all who chose to make this their final meet of the athletic year, and a successful one at that!!  

London 1500m Night

Congratulations to all who raced the 1500m Night in London.  That was a pretty impressive team performance.   We ended up with two event winners (ZoeL. & Kathleen), twenty new personal best performances, at least two season’s best performances and our first junior male to break 4:00 for 1500m (Aidan 3:59.28).  And it was a lot of fun along the way!!  Well done CTAC!!

OFSAA Track & Field Championship

Well that was some OFSAA Championship for the CTAC crew!  We finished with 6 medals (1 silver and *5 bronze) and 12 new personal best performances.  Kudos to Sophie Coutts who won silver in the JG 1500m, bronze in the 800m.  Other bronze medal winners were Chloe Coutts JG 3000m, Liam Rivard SB 800m, Micaiah Ellis MB 800m and since there were 3 CTAC girls on the *LHS 4x400m team, we’re claiming that bronze as ours!!

Metro Regional Track & Field Championships

The Metro Regional is in the books!!  Twenty CTAC athletes have punched their ticket to the OFSAA Track & Field Championships competing in 34 individual (27) and relay (7) events.  CTAC qualifiers include 27 medallists.

10 Gold - Micaiah Ellis (MB 400m), Caleigh Pribaz (MG 1500m), Lexy Rivard (MG 800m), Arden La Rose (JG 400m & OG 1600m Relay), Sophie Coutts (JG 800m, 1500m & OG 1600m Relay), Chloe Coutts (JG 3000m), Parker Hopkins (OG Steeple)

5 Silver - Eli Voykin (MB 3000m), Alex Weir (SG 1500m), Sarah Petersen (SG 800m), Micaiah Ellis (MB 800m), Pyper Sennecke (OG 1600m Relay)                                                                                    

12 Bronze - Kathleeen Botha (JG 800m), Lexy Rivard (MG 400m), Caleigh Pribaz (MG 800m), Chloe Coutts (JG 1500m), Liam Rivard (SB 400m, 800m & OB 1600m Relay), Alex Weir (SG 800m), Sarah Petersen (SG 1500m), Anastasia Vujicic (JG 3000m), Cole Kapitain (OB 1600m Relay), Mark Richardson (OB 1600m Relay)         

 

 

 

Introduction

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.

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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.

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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...

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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.