The CTAC Experience



Grades 3 to 5

A Head Start on the Future



Grades 6 to 8

Nurturing the Next Generation of Distance Runner



Grades 9 and up

Training for High Performance



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 8 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.


CTAC is a competitive running club for youths aged 8 (grade 3) 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.


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.


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.


  • I like that the club encourages good and competitive running AND I also like its balance with not being overly restrictive or demanding – like some other sports (such as hockey). CTAC is great at improving running as well as making running fun.

    Great job so far. We are very impressed.

    Our child is very happy with the club and coaching. Great environment / morale/ supportive Love the “Week Ahead”. Keep up the good work.

    My daughter had no formal training in running and was not an avid runner before joining CTAC in Grade 8. Within a few short months with CTAC, she was excelling and became passionate about running. Her confidence, commitment, leadership and team work skills were amplified by joining the club. CTAC has also fueled her discipline and time management skills as her focus for schoolwork and projects/tasks has increased immensely. She was at the top of the class for grades and voted Valedictorian at school by the end of Grade 8. She has developed strong and healthy life choices which she can carry through life as a result of the teamwork, coaching and lessons learned through CTAC.

    Dr. Sonja Jevric
  • How do I begin to thank you for almost 6 years of coaching/training our daughter and helping her become the person she is with running and as a teenager? It all started with a letter you sent to Bennington Height School and she has never looked back except when she is in a race!! She has enjoyed all her years at CTAC and we are grateful for all your support.

    Shelly & Joe Raftis
  • We just wanted to say thank you for your support and coaching over the past several years. Our daughter has grown under your mentorship and has definitely increased her love for the sport. Just so you know, we all have a special place for CTAC.

    Gillian Riley
  • Our son initially joined CTAC just for the cross country season, but enjoyed it so much he decided to join for the entire season. He loves the training and we love the fun, positive and supportive club environment.

    Lucy and Brad
  • Our children have competed with numerous teams at a competitive level across different sports including hockey, swimming, lacrosse and running. The communication from the coaching staff at CTAC is the best we have encountered keeping both athletes and parents informed about issues, including but not limited to, nutrition, self-guided training, upcoming events and race preparation. Our favorite tool is “The Week Ahead” e-mail. We have found it so useful we have adopted the practice to guide our busy family. Keep up the good work CTAC!

    Tim & Lisa Doorenspleet