King is a veteran of the U.S. road racing circuit and member of multiple Team USA World Cross Country Championships squads. He has also made successful forays into trail racing, capturing the 2009 USA Marathon Trail Championships as well as the previous two XTERRA Trail Championships.
Nye, who will also lead the masters women's field, is a fixture on the USATF Oregon Mountain Running Circuit.
The course is a 13.1 mile loop in the Phil's Trail area west of Bend, a net gain and loss of approximately 1,000 feet in elevation, and will feature a prize purse of $3,000 sponsored by Visit Bend.
For more information on the 2010 USA Half Marathon Trail Championships visit www.usatf.org.