Best Places to Work Winner: Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa | Founded in 1879 | 12,900 employees | Ranks 1st among companies with more than 1,000 employees
The fun runs/walks were part of the race challenge issued by Principal Chairman, President and CEO Larry Zimpleman for 2012. He challenged all employees to join him in training for and participating in a road race sometime during the year. The employee-only fun runs/walks were held once a month, May through October, as a way to help employees as they trained for their race.