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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. 

CTAC U18 National Champions
For 2nd Straight Year!
Congratulations Girls!!

See all the action here........


Congratulations Matthew
Athletics Ontario Cross Country
Midget Boys - Provincial Champion

CTAC Captures 2nd Place Overall at
Athletics Ontario Provincial XC Championships

Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed in the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships in Bracebridge on November 12. We had some outstanding performances on both an individual and team level that aided our club in securing  a 2nd place overall finish at the championship.

Congratulations to individual medal winners Matthew Lampard (gold, MB), Lexy Rivard (silver BG), Lizzie White (bronze, BG), Sophie Coutts (bronze MG) and Remy Cattell (bronze, YG).

Team gold medals went to our bantam girls and midget girls. Silver team medals went to our midget boys, youth girls, junior women and junior men.

Congratulations everyone on all your efforts. 

CTAC Athletes Compete at 2017 OFSAA XC


That was someday yesterday at the OFSAA XC Championships  CTAC athletes contributed significantly to 2 of 3 Girls Team titles.  The Leaside MG won Silver, and Leaside’s SG won Bronze. Well done ladies. Individually, Sophie Coutts (MG) and Matt Lampard (JB) both won silver medals! Awesome job!!  Team depth was also evident in the results with 9 Top 20 finishes, and 6 Top 10’s!! 

Jardine Lam-Colling

Congratulations to CTAC athlete Jardine Lam-Colling winner of the

 2017 Athletics Ontario Outstanding Midget Girl Distance Award

What's Happening!
CTAC 2017 
Cross Country Season 

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Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships

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CTAC 2017
XC Meet Schedules 

High School Group

Development Group


2017 High School XC is off to a
Great Start for CTAC Athletes

2017 Elementary School XC Produces
Great Results for Young CTAC Athletes


Central Toronto Athletic Club
2016 \ 2017

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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