What we do
Event Management • Marketing • Sponsorship • Logistics
Our Customers
Small Non-Profit • Fortune 500 • World Recognized Sports Organizations
Why Spectrum Sports Management
The Skill • The Knowledge • The Scale • The Success
What we stand for
Professional • Experience • Results • World Class

Welcome to Spectrum Sports Management!

We are a highly skilled, professional event management company that excels at projects ranging from complicated, international, high profile special events, to local community events that deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and participants alike. We bring expertise in event marketing, sponsorship sales and corporate sponsor fulfillment that is unparalleled in our market. We are experts in pulling together the correct team to deliver a goal based, image conscious, and overall successful special event. When you work with Spectrum Sports Management you will experience a team who is attuned to your goals and objectives and brings a wide range of services to benefit your project. From managing some of the largest half-marathons in the state; to a turn-around of a historical PGA TOUR event in the most competitive market in the country; to helping secure and then manage the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world in 2015, our expertise will be put to work for you.

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. 

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 |

Mission Statement

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.