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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 Collegiate and East York Collegiate. 

Central Toronto Athletic Club
2016 \ 2017


Monarch Park Stadium Camps
Central Toronto Athletic Club

Middle Distance Track
Running Camp

Do you have a budding young runner in your family that would like to experience some middle distance track training in a fun summer camp environment?

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What's Happening!
CTAC 2017 
Indoor Season 

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Declaration Closed

MTA Provincial Indoor Championships

March 25 & 26
York University

Meet Technical Package and Schedule

Development Group only

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Athletics Ontario
Bantam Midget Junior
Indoor Champs

March 4/5
York University

Meet Information
and Schedule 

Open to all CTAC groups
See the

CTAC 2017 Outdoor Meet Schedules



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

2016 Canadian Championship Results    


Edmonton - 

The 2016 National Championships had dual purpose; Rio Olympic Trials and Junior Championships.  From a junior perspective, it was exciting to be warming up and mingling with the likes of Melissa Bishop, Shawn Barber, Andre De Grasse, Matt Hughes, Brandon McBride and host of other Olympians.  Perhaps being inspired by older, more experienced athletes, contributed to our excellent results.

Six athletes, Allison Anderson, Emily Cohen, Michael Petersen, Kylee Raftis, Miranda Thompson and Nic Tralli represented CTAC.  There was much to be excited about.  We finished with 3 new personal best times, 4 top ten performances (Emily 5th JW 800m, Kylee 9th JW 1500m, Nic 9th JM 3000m SC) including Michael’s win in the JM 800m.  That’s back-to-back National titles for Michael in the 800m.  In 2015 he was the U18 champion and this year, the U20! 

Congratulations to all!

Complete results can be found here

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

City Sweep for CTAC

Jardine, Annie and Rebecca show off their TDSB medals for the grade 8 girls 1500m.

CTAC athletes had a great showing at the TDSB Track and Field City Championship Meet on June 14 at Birchmount Stadium. Medal winners included Jardine, Annie, Rebecca, Sayan, Sophie H., Sophie C., Chloe C, Hilary, Rachel, Charlize, Lexy, Caleigh, Tara, Micaiah, and Miles.

These medal winners are joined by TCDSB medal winners Dario, Isabella and Emma, and Independent  Schools medal winner Connor P.

Congratulations to everyone who competed!

Record Medal Haul for CTAC at OFSAA Championships


Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2016 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Twenty-four athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets in 30 individual and relay events.  It was a very exciting to say the least.  CTAC athletes won 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.  Along the way CTAC’s Kylee Raftis set a new OFSAA Record in the Open Girls 1500m Steeplechase!  As well, 13 new personal bests were establishedIt should also be noted that 3 CTAC athletes provided significant contributions for Lawrence Park CI in capturing the bronze medal in the 1600m Relay (Emily Cohen, Kasha Mansour and Allegra Osborne). 

Kylee Raftis       Gold OG 1500m SC

Remy Cattell                Silver MG 800m

Alex Weir                     Silver MG 1500m & Bronze MG 800m

Michael Petersen         Silver SB 800m & Bronze SB 400m        

New Personal Best Performances:

Alex Weir (2) 800m & 1500m

Remy Cattell (2) 800m & 1500m

Sarah Petersen 800m

Zoe Lexovsky 3000m

Allison White 1500m

Kylee Raftis 1500m SC (OFSAA Record)

Miranda Thompson 1500m SC

Liam Rivard MB 800m

Nic Tralli 2000m SC

Michael Petersen (2) 400m & 800m

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

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!

New Balance National Indoor Championships 2016
That was quite the weekend for CTAC in the ‘Big Apple’! 

The NBNIC is the USA National High School Indoor Championships.  It attracts the top Track & Field athletes from all across the United States.  The competition is held at the Armory Track, one of the best venues in the entire world to race.  Michael Petersen led the way with two new Personal Best performances.  On Friday he ran 48.41 for 400m (8th place overall), a new indoor PB, and on Sunday ran 1:51.99, a new PB, to finish 5th overall and All American status.  As well, Kylee Raftis finished 14th overall in the 2-Mile event with a 10:40.45, clocking a 10:01.56 a new 3k PB along the way to the finish (3200m)!  Congratulations to all!!

CTAC at 2016 Athletics Ontario 
Bantam/Midget/Junior (BMJ) Indoor Championships


That was some weekend of racing by our crew!! The 2016 Athletics Ontario BMJ Indoor Championship was another great success for the club.  Among the 47 CTAC athletes who competed we had 9 medal performances, 17 Top 10’s which included 10 Top 5’s, and of course, numerous personal best performances.  

Congratulations to all!!

Complete results can be found here.   

Medal winners include:

Michael Petersen – Gold JM 400m & Silver JM 800m

Kylee Raftis – Silver JW 1500m

Remy Cattell – Silver MG 800m

Alex Weir – Bronze, MG 800m

Micaiah Ellis – Bronze BB 1200m

Charlie White – Bronze BB 2000m

Lexy Rivard – Bronze BG 800m

Dylan Evans – Bronze BB 800m

2016 Athletics Ontario Youth Senior Championships 

Kylee Raftis leads the CTAC contingent at the AO Youth/Senior Indoor Championships  winning silver in the YG 1500m and bronze in the YG 3000m. In total CTAC athletes produced 17 new Personal Best performances and 3 Season’s Best.  Congratulations to all!!

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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