Registration is now open for this month's United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival ©UTS

Registration is now open for this month's United Through Sports (UTS) World Virtual Youth Festival, which is being organised by Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh.

The festival will feature involvement from more than 100 international and national sporting governing bodies, as well as other affiliated organisations.

It aims to increase youth participation in sport while reducing inactivity, as well as encouraging positive life skills and values.

This year's edition will be held between November 20 and 27.

It will include five competitions - max fit, aero fit, talent, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) inclusive challenge and Special Olympics unified fitness challenge.

Max fit tests core strength and endurance, while aero fit requires artistic and rhythmic elements with performance in pairs.

Talent invites young people to showcase their unique abilities, and the IPC challenge tasks entrants to create their own exercise routine.

The Special Olympics competition is an eight-week event that allows youngsters, both with and without intellectual disabilities, to enter a global competition.

They will form teams and attempt to record personal bests over three exercises.

Everyone under 18 is invited to enter with organisers hoping to attract more than 30,000 children.

"Each organisation has nominated their own youth ambassadors who stand to represent their organisations and sport," said United Through Sports chief executive Julia Govinden. 

"Each youth ambassador is so unique, and they are proudly inspiring us all on so many levels. 

"These united voices are showcasing the fundamental values of equality, diversity, inclusion and the true power of sport to not only change lives but change the world. 

"This pandemic has affected everybody and we don't intend to go back, we look forward. 

"We adapt not only to learn but to do better together."

The competitions can be watched on a virtual platform and registration is open here.