• 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)

Development Group (grades 6-8)

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. 



Historic 1500m Night!

It was an historic evening for CTAC athletes at the London 1500m Night establishing 25 new personal best performances.  The previous record was 21 set back in 2016.  Along the way, we had 4 podium finishes (three 2nd's & one 3rd) and 8 top 5's.  Results for London can be found using this link.  Earlier in the same week (Thursday, June 14), many of the same CTAC crew, established 10 personal bests over 800m at the Hamilton Twilight Meet. Hamilton results can be found using this link.  Congratulations to all!

TDSB City Finals

On Tuesday, June 12, 19 CTAC Development Group athletes qualified to represent their respective schools at the TDSB City Track & Field Championships at Birchmount Stadium.  Congratulations to our Gold Medal winners Micaiah Ellis (with 2 new City Championship records) in the 400m and 800m events, Lexy Rivard in the 800m, and Lizzie White in the 1500m.  Congratulations to Sophie DeVerteuil with her Silver Medal in the 400m, and to Caleigh Pribaz with her Bronze Medal in the 1500m event.  Congratulations to Top 8 athletes, Reilly Cattell, Sammi Track, Abby Smith in the 400m, Ben DeCastro and Liam Gibson in 800m, Lily Gulerce and Eli Voykin in both the 800m & 1500m and Valerie Snow, Curtis Borthwick and Edith Hanning in the 1500m.   Congratulations as well to Jacob Stotland, Ella Girvan, Adam Pralat and Mia Blackmore-Barnable for qualifying to represent their schools at the Championships.


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.