Originally Posted by trampaslake
Really though I wanted to know if there's a pattern to when it's a peninsula run or not?
Is it a peninsula run every other year?
It used to be that every 4th year was a peninsula run, like the Olympics. The runs all the way down were considered too expensive for most privateers to afford, so most years were loops in Baja Norte (with leeway on the length being just over 1000 km some years as opposed to 1000 miles).
Then in 2000 Sal wanted to do something special with the non-normal year and the 2000 miler.
The participation has supported a peninsula run every other year since. The cost of support for a peninsula run has not gone down and the effort to adequately pre-run all the way down has not diminished, and participation has remained high regardless of the hardship to smaller teams. So as long as participants are willing to enter the longer races... enjoy.