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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, Central Tech School and East York Collegiate. 

2017/2018 Registration for

Returning CTAC Members and Siblings


Registration is now open to all returning CTAC members and siblings of CTAC members who are registering for the full 2017/2018 season. Registration for returning members and siblings closes Wednesday, September 6, 2017. After this date we cannot guarantee a spot for returning athletes.




MEET FEES: All returning members should contact our registrar, Pam Anderson  (, to check their 2016\2017 Meet Fee account balance before submitting their 2017\2018 fees.


SIBLING DISCOUNT: If you are signing up 2 or more members of your family please contact Pam Anderson to receive your sibling discount amount.


Click here to go to the registration page (NOTE: this page is password protected with the same passwords used for our Week Ahead, members can click here to contact Brent for passwords)


Fees: Fees are due Saturday, September 16.



CTAC Registration Priority


CTAC registration policy gives priority registration in the following order:


1.   Returning CTAC members and siblings signing up for a full season membership

2.   New members signing up for a full season membership (after Test Drive dates)

3.   Returning CTAC members signing up for a cross country season membership

4.   CTAC siblings signing up for a cross country membership

5.   New members signing up for a cross country membership


Our club registrar will notify athletes (points 2-5 above) for registration after the final Test Drive date of September 19.    


CTAC Pre Season Cross Country Training for Returning Members


CTAC will start pre-season cross country training on Monday, August 21. We will meet in Sunnybrook Park in the parking lot across from the horse stables at 4:15pm (please arrive for 4pm). All returning members are welcome to attend.

The official start of training for 2017/2018 CTAC athletes will be Monday, September 4 at 4:15pm in Sunnybrook Park.



New Athlete Test Drive Dates for 2017/2018 Season


Athletes wishing to join CTAC for the 2017/2018 season are welcome to come out for 3  “Test Drives” on any of the following dates and times:


Mondays:  Aug 21,28, Sept. 4 & 11, 4pm arrival time

Wednesdays: Aug 23, 30, Sept 6 & 13, 4pm arrival time  

Saturdays: Aug 26, Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 9:50am arrival time


For more information on “Test Drives” please see our Program FAQ’s


These sessions will be held in Sunnybrook Park (meet in the parking lot across from the horse stables). High School athletes should ask for Dave or Amanda, Development Group athletes should ask for Brent or John.


Please note that we do not offer “first come, first serve” to new members. If we have more applicants than we have available spots there will be a selection process at the discretion of the coaching staff.  Coaches will be looking for athletes with:


·      A positive attitude

·      A willingness to train

·      An ability to work in a team atmosphere

·      A willingness to work on technique and skills

·      Performance skills 

Central Toronto Athletic Club
2016 \ 2017

What's Happening!
CTAC 2017 
Outdoor Season 

Click Here for the


Declare For:
York University
Twilight Meet

Tuesday, June 20
Deadline: Sat. June 17
Meet Package

U of T Pre- Nats Meet
Tuesday, June 27
Deadline Sat, June 24
Meet Package

Declare for:
Mississauga MTA Meet
Sat. June 17
Entry Closed
Meet Package

Declare for:
U of T 800m Night
Thursday, June 29
Deadline Sat. June 24
Meet Package

See the

CTAC 2017 Outdoor Meet Schedules



CTAC Development Group Athletes

Shine at School Outdoor Meets


CTAC at 2017 OFSAA Championships

Another Outstanding Year


Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2017 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Twenty-seven athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets in thirty-four individual and relay events.  It was very exciting to say the least.  CTAC athletes won 1 gold1 silver, 4 bronze medals and had 19 Top 10 finishes.  As well, 14 new personal bests were established.


Liam Rivard                 Gold JB 800m & Bronze JB 400m

Remy Cattell                Silver JG 1500m & Bronze JG 800m

Kate Denomme            Bronze JG 400m

Emma Graham             Bronze MG 3000m


New Personal Best Performances:

Kate Denomme 400m

Liam Rivard 400m

Aly White 1500m Steeplechase

Nic Tralli 2000m Steeplechase & 3000m

Connor Pribaz 1500m

Matthew Lampard 1500m & 800m

Jardine Lam-Colling 800m

Harrison Wood 400mH

Miranda Thompson 3000m

Ireland Robertson 3000m

Emma Graham 1500m & 3000m


Congratulations to all for your courage, determination and exemplary representation of CTAC.  

Jardine (2) and Kathleen (8) wait for the gun in the final heat of the
Midget girls 800m at the Athletics Ontario Bantam Midget
Junior Indoor Championship Meet. Jardine won the Silver, Kathleen was 6th.

CTAC at 2017 Athletics Ontario 
Bantam/Midget/Junior (BMJ) Indoor Championships


That’s a wrap for the majority of CTAC athletes this indoor season.  But, that was some weekend of racing by our entire crew!! The 2017 Athletics Ontario BMJ Indoor Championship was another great success for the club.  It’s quite apparent the successes of the 2016 cross-country season carried over into the 2017 indoor track season. 

Among the 55 CTAC athletes who competed, we had 9 medal performances, 17 Top 10’s which included 13 Top 5’s, and 55 personal best performances.  Medal winners include:


Lexy Rivard – Gold BG 800m

Jardine Lam-Colling – Silver MG 800m & MG 1200m

Cameron Denys – Silver MB 800m & Bronze MB 1200m

Micaiah Ellis – Silver BB 800m

Connor Pribaz – Silver MB 2000m

Liam Rivard – Bronze JM 800m

Dario Garcia-Mendez – Bronze MB 800m


Congratulations to all!!


Complete results can be found here

CTAC at 2017 Athletics Ontario 
Youth/Senior Indoor Championships

That was some weekend of racing by our crew!! The 2017 Athletics Ontario Youth/Senior Indoor Championship was another great success for the club.  Among the 41 CTAC athletes who competed we had 4 medal performances, 20 Top 10’s which included 6 Top 5’s, and of course, numerous personal best performances.  Medal winners include:

Kylee Raftis – Gold SW 3000m

Remy Cattell – Bronze YG 800m

Miranda Thompson – Silver SW 800m & Bronze SW 1500m

Congratulations to all!!

Complete Results can be found here


CTAC Development Group Competes 
at Flying Angel Indoor Meet

Lexy and Liam each placed 2nd in the 800m Bantam Girls and Bantam Boys events at the
 Flying Angels Indoor meet on Sunday, February 5 

Winter Running in the Park 
December 2016

Canadian Cross Country Championships 2016

CTAC Youth Girls - National Champions
Lauren. Rebecca, Kasha, Zoe, Annie, Ireland, Jardine, Emma, Parker
Aleksa, Emma, Alex, Remy, Kate, Aly

CTAC Youth Boys - 5th Place
Cade, Mark. Alex, Conner, Matthew, Cameron, Liam, Joe and Nic,

Nic as a member of the gold medal winning Ontario team.

XC Nationals Summary

Saturday November 26 was another historic day for CTAC athletes!  For the second time in three years CTAC’s youth girls’ team captured the Team Gold and are National Champions!  The team, led by Aleksa Gold, the individual silver medalist, Alex Weir (5th) and Remy Cattell (8th), dominated with a winning score of 26 points.  Congratulations to all the 16 girls who represented CTAC in the race. 

Big shout outs also to:

·      Alex Hoerner and the entire youth boy’s team.  They finished 5th, a club best at Nationals which bodes well as our boys program continues to grow and produce top performers.  The boys were 11th in 2015!!

·      Kylee Raftis and Miranda Thompson in the Junior Women’s race.  The girls finished top 30 in a grueling race, which started fast on a sloppy course and increased in speed. 

·      John Ellis, our lone Masters competitor.  To average 4:00/km on a ‘deceptively difficult’ course like Kingston’s is a huge accomplishment. 

It’s not a wonder we had such an outstanding day across the board.  CTAC athletes had an average improvement of 28.5” (for those who raced 2015 and on the same course).  Amazing!!


Congratulations all. 

2016 CTAC Awards Banquet

CTAC held it's Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, November 18 at Whistler's Grill Banquet Room. There were over 150 athletes and parents in attendance. See all the pictures here
        CTAC Has Banner Day at OFSAA XC Championships

Saturday November 6 was an outstanding day for CTAC athletes!  

Fifty-one CTAC athletes, representing their various high schools, competed at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships on a sunny day at Trinity College in Port Hope. The course features a very difficult hill climb followed by a final 500m sprint to the finish.  It was a difficult test for all the athletes and CTAC’s contingent demonstrated their strength of character, rising to the occasion.  In total we had 16 Top 30 finishes, including 6 Top 10’s, one Silver and one Bronze Medal.  As well, CTAC led teams from North Toronto (MG), Northern (JG), Leaside (JG) and Bishop Strachan (SG) all won team medals, silver, gold, bronze and gold respectively.  The girls truly dominated the team medal podium.

There were many exciting individual results for CTAC: 

    • MG - Emma Graham finished 5th
    • MB – Matthew Lampard and Connor Pribaz finished in the Top 10; Mackenzie Wood’s Birchmount HS winning the team gold.
    • JG – Alex Weir and Remy Cattell finished 2nd and 3rd, and five CTAC athletes finished in the Top 20
    • JB – A surprise 8th place team finish for the LHS team lead by Liam Rivard and Mark Richardson
    • SG – Kylee Raftis, Aleksa Gold and Miranda Thompson finished in the Top 12, and 4 CTAC athletes finished in the Top 20

Amazing performance from a very talented group of young runners.  Congratulations to all!!

CTAC 4th Annual Early Bird Cross Country Classic

Saturday, September 24, Centennial Park, Etobicoke


Grade 1-2 Girls Grade 1-2 Boys
Grade 3-4 Girls  Grade 3-4 Boys 
 Grade 5-6 Girls Grade 5-6 Boys 
Grade 7-8 Girls Grade 7-8 Boys

Micael Petersen Selected to
Represent Canada at World Juniors

It’s official!  Michael will represent Canada at the 2016 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships!  The event will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland July 19-25.  Michael is currently ranked #2 in Canada (JM), over 800m (1:48.04). Below is a link to the announcement.  Congratulations Michael! 
See Announcement Here

CTAC Florida Training Camp - 2016

Once again, our Florida Training Camp was a great success.  It’s become an annual event held at the National Training Centre in Clermont, FLA.  Their track, pool and cut cross-country trails on the property are ideal for our purposes.  Nearby to our rental homes we use the 10-mile clay loop in the orange groves for long runs.  This year 26 athletes participated in an intense 5 days that seemed to go by very quickly.  Their enthusiasm, energy and enjoyment are surely a result of doing something they love with some of their best friends.  Congratulations to all, you survived!


Need some motivation to get out there and run? 

Check out this great video by CTAC athlete Alex Hoerner and his brother Dylan


“It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It is the will to prepare to
win that matters". 

Paul 'the Bear" Bryant


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