The old custom of the Krampus run had all but disappeared from the scene in Mettmach. When Josef Weilbold and Gerald Brückl enjoyed themselves at a run at the mulled wine stand, the two decided to found an association. Josef and Gerald endeavoured to convince acquaintances, friends and work colleagues of their idea. Finally, they succeeded, because the association currently consists of
The association currently consists of 35 members, including a Father Christmas, 2 witches, fire-breathers and twenty Perchten runners.