The Ontario Racewalkers and West Toronto Track & Field Clubs are a group of dedicated and
committed Track & Field and Racewalking coaches and administrative specialists working as a
team to create a total environment conducive to the development of dedicated and committed
athletes of all ages and abilities.
We exist to contribute to athletes' personal growth and to assist them in attaining their potential with
ultimate performance up to and including medals at premier international events, which will, in turn
assist Athletics Canada, Athletics Ontario and the Ontario Masters Association to enhance their
profile and the profile of our sport.
|The "HOME" page gives you a short history of the Ontario Racewalkers. Here, I would like to explain
a little about the organization that the Ontario Racewalkers belong to.
The Ontario Racewalkers are registered as a Not for Profit Corporation. Our executive team consists
of Stafford Whalen - President; Anne De Thy - Vice President; John Kittredge - Treasurer; Sarah
Raetsen - Secretary/Web Master and Lily Whalen - Administrator. We have a Sister Club called the
West Toronto Track & Field Club. Stafford is the President of both clubs.
There are many efficiencies and cost savings with both clubs working together. We are two separate
organizations but by joining forces we were able to get the contract with the Canadian Running
Series to manage their five Road Race Finish lines, which brings in thousands of dollars to both
clubs. We have social events together but both clubs have their own coaches, athletes and executive
with the exception of Stafford who is President of both clubs.
Our greatest success is the ability to assist every one of our athletes in achieving their personal
goals, be it to lose weight, get fit, and improve performances, all the way up to making Olympic
Our most famous athlete, Arturo Huerta, is a two time Olympian and holder of many records
including the Canadian 20km Racewalk - 1:21:03.
We are the strongest Masters Racewalking club in Canada with many masters athletes winning
National and International medals - Arturo Huerta, Kitty Cashman, John Kittredge, Lily Whalen, Stuart
Summerhayes, Jaan Roos, Ann Marie Rosenitsch, Joan Christensen, Sarah Raetsen and Anne De
Thy to name a few.