Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), one of Toronto's premier 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 Central Tech School.
Who We Are
CTAC is a competitive running club for youths aged 10 (grade 5) 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. Our purpose is to instill self confidence in young people through youth sport; by providing a nurturing environment that will give young athletes the opportunity to reach their full athletic potential. We believe that sport is a great metaphor for life, building character and creating productive habits that athletes will use for the rest of their lives.
The CTAC season operates from September to June. New members are welcome anytime.
Why Choose Us
“Success is the satisfaction which comes when you know you’ve done your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden
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, in a well thought out progressive training plan that is age appropriate.
Our coaching staff’s priority is to build a trusting, open relationship that fosters mutual respect between the athlete and coach. A relationship that is nurturing, supportive, critical, fair and fun, and a relationship that encourages two-way communication between athlete and coach.
Our coaches will work with each athlete to create season goals and subsequent training objectives to reach those goals, always considering the athlete’s unique circumstances and abilities.
A good athlete is a curious athlete, always asking questions, always trying to improve. A good coach is no different. We encourage our coaches to continually upgrade their skills, allowing them to use their coaching experience with the latest finding in our sport to help our athletes develop.