Hamilton Olympic Club


Celebrating over 96 Years of Track & Field!
Our mission is to help Track & Field athletes in the city of Hamilton realize their potential at all levels of participation – from recreation to elite competition.

The Hamilton Olympic Club (HOC) is proud to be the oldest track and field organization in Canada. Established in 1926 by a group of local businessman, the Club committed itself to providing quality training opportunities to Hamilton’s youth. This has remained our focus to this very day. From its illustrious beginnings to the present, many HOC athletes have competed at the provincial, national and Olympic level.

“Our Club provides programs for athletes from age 8 to adult in the various disciplines of track and field. Program availability varies by season, so do take a look at our detailed program information links.”

2022 Board of Directors

Position Name
President Rich Gelder
1st Vice President Alyssa Di Cesare
2nd Vice President Michael Smith
Secretary Jane Castelli (acting)
Registrar Barb Morris
Treasurer Vacant
Past President Steve Smith
Member-at-Large Monika Di Cesare
Member-at-Large Angelo Di Cesare
Member-at-Large Bill Urie
Member-at-Large Marcello Campanaro
Member-at-Large Vanessa DuBois
Member-at-Large Scott Davidson
Member-at-Large Trish Misener
Member-at-Large David Lowe


Coaches Programme Contact
Patti Moore, Nick D’Alessandro Distance Program patti.run@gmail.com
Matt Hodgson, Ryan Wight, Bernard DuBois, Marcello Campanaro Power/Sprints Program matt.hodgson@hamiltonolympicclub.ca
Marcello Campanaro Throws Program campanarom@icloud.com
Michael Smith, Heidi Davidson, Bill Urie, Leslie Baier, Jane Castelli MTA/Intermediate Program Mid Distance – boatsmith27@gmail.com

Sprints – hsdavidson44@gmail.com

Rich Gelder, Val Sarjeant Youth Development Program richardgelder68@gmail.com
Val Sarjeant Para Program valsarjeant@cogeco.ca