What we do
event management, event marketing and event sponsorship
Our Customers
Small non-profit to fortune 500 companies
Why Spectrum Sports Management
We have the skills, the background and the knowledge.
What we stand for
Professional • Experience • Results • World Class

Welcome to Spectrum Sports Management!

We are a Business-to-Business company that excels at event management, event marketing and event sponsorship.   We are experts in pulling together the correct team with the most experience and the highest probability of success for any special event.  Our specialty is in sports management and events.  No competitor or peer of ours can match our scope of services, our scope of experience or our resume of events.   From managing the largest half-marathons in the state; to managing a turn around of the third oldest PGA TOUR event in the world in the most competitive market in the world; to helping secure and then manage the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world in 2015.

We have the skills, the background and the knowledge to successfully and profitably manage your event, of any size, scale and scope you may imagine.  That is why you will hire us. 

What we stand for -

We use the world of sports and special events to create healthy lives, active communities, lifelong memories and strong businesses. We strive to deliver high quality, memorable events for our participants and a high quality business return for our clients Our success is continually defined by accomplishing the goals and objectives of our clients, and memorable experiences for our participants. We love what we do and it constantly shows.

Monder Rizki was calm and cool, even before the event reached its peak temperature of 52 degrees Sunday morning alongside the Redondo Beach waterfront.

He had competed as a runner before, on a much larger scale, so his participation in Sunday's race was merely for training purposes, his sights set on the upcoming European Athletics Championship.

Once the race began, though, Rizki's competitive nature took over, propelling him to first-place finishes in both the 10K and 5K races at the 32nd annual Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K run/walk in front of Seaside Lagoon.

Rizki, a 30-year-old distance runner from Belgium, emerged as the winner in the 10K with a 34:40.3 time and the 5K at 15:25.6.

Neither was a personal best, but they were enough to beat the competition in his first try in Redondo Beach.

"Sometimes you say it's for training, but really it's more to compete," Rizki said, smiling.

For the past two months, it's been a little of both.

Rizki has split time training in Carlsbad and New Mexico during his U.S. visit.

In July, he'll seek to improve upon his 2006 European championships finish in Sweden, where he placed 11th in the 5K and 17th in the 10K.

On Sunday, he finished almost 11 seconds ahead of the runner-up, 31-year-old Brian Livingston of Los Angeles.

Kara June of San Luis Obispo, formerly a distance runner at Fresno State, was first among women in the 10K, clocking in at 34:40.3. Karla Alburez of Los Angeles finished first in the 5K at 18:02.4.

June competed in the Super Bowl Sunday 10K for the first time. The 27-year-old said she had never tried the 10K race, so the victory and personal-record mark was somewhat of a surprise.

Asked where it ranks among her past competitions, June mentioned her sixth-place finish in the steeplechase final in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

"I'd say that was pretty darn memorable," she said, laughing.

Such was the level of experience among the 8,100 participants, whose ages ranged from 7 to the late 70s. There were novices and then there were current and former athletes.

There also was an interesting mix of apparel, from solid, plain colors to flamboyant, bright ones with unique designs. A few people even wore superhero costumes and wigs, while others donned football jerseys. After all, it was the annual race on Super Bowl Sunday.

All in all, it was a pleasant event accompanied by perfect weather.

"It's great to see everyone have fun," said Kevin Carrera, director of events for Spectrum Sports Management. "It's a unique community event; everyone here is supporting each other and having a good time. It's great."

Nathalie Higley of Redondo Beach took second in the women's 10K at 36:10.3. Alison Atkinson of Manhattan Beach was fifth in 36:57.7.

Stephen Kilroy (Redondo Beach) and Jacob Paulson (Palos Verdes Peninsula) finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the men's 10k.

Kate Myers (Manhattan Beach) was seventh and Kirsten Leetch (Redondo Beach) was eighth in the women's 10K.

Kristen Berglas (Hermosa Beach) placed fifth in the women's 5K.


By Mario Aguirre, Correspondent

POSTED: 02/06/10, 9:00 PM PST |


We build events that propel your lifestyle, build healthy communities, create loyalty and great memories and deliver results through the passionate world of sports and special events. 

  • Our Clients

    Our Clients

    We are proud to represent some of the most well known and established brands in the sports landscape and client brands known worldwide. If you are interested in growing your event, starting a new event, generating more money through sponsorships, or if you are just looking for a great run – look no further!
  • Our Strength

    Our Strength

    Spectrum Sports' strength is in working with our clients, listening to their goals and developing unique and creative events/marketing programs. After identifying the goals and objectives, Spectrum Sports then brings together the opportunities presented by the client to create a unique and effective formula while aiming for a profitable, larger and successful event.
  • Location


    We have been located in Southern California for over 25 years and know the market intimately, we enjoy our work, enjoy our clients and enjoy bringing smiles to clients and athletes’ faces through our efforts.
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  • “Mike’s leadership of the Northern Trust Open, paired with sports icon Jerry West, re-established the PGA TOUR’s presence in the Los Angeles market. It is incredibly tough to establish any professional sports event in Los Angeles, but with his leadership, sales acumen, and understanding of not only the regional market but the goals and objectives of our title sponsor, Mike was able to accomplish the turn around in a few short years.”

    – Brian Goin, Vice President, Championship Management, PGA TOUR

  • "When we were approached to bid on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Mike and the Spectrum Sports team were one of the first calls I made. Spectrum Sports provided our core team with the proven experience of working with cities, creating plans, building teams, and delivering World Class events."

    – Patrick McClenahan, President & CEO, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

  • "Spectrum Sports’ understanding of the market, packaging skills and client service has directly resulted in annually increasing our sponsorship revenue in a volatile economic market."

    – Brian FitzgeraldChairman, AT&T Champions Classic PGA TOUR

  • "Spectrum Sports Management brings a level of organization and professionalism that is extremely rare in event management. They understand your goals and always over deliver on the event!"

    – Bob Babbitt, The Competitor Group, Inc./Competitor Magazine

  • "Thank YOU for the incredible service you and your professionals staff provide as the Race Director of one of the top revenue generating and total guest participation events…We are deeply indebted to you for providing an over-the-top Disney experience for all our participants and affiliated spectators."

    – Rick Morris, ManagerDisney Sports Attractions/Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend ®

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